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Open House Jan 10, 2007
The efforts of the Environment Division are directed toward preventing disease and injury, while at the same time, promoting lifestyles that respect, protect and enhance the environment for the next seven generations at Akwesasne. Read More..


General Motors (Central Foundry Division) Superfund Site, Massena, NY
St. Lawrence River Bottom Cap Inspection

Recent fish sampling at the General Motors (Central Foundry Division) Superfund site (GM) has shown that there continues to be elevated levels of PCBs in fish.

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Brownfields Project Inventorying Petroleum Sites
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe (SRMT) Environment Division’s Brownfields Project received a $200,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to inventory, investigate, and prioritize petroleum sites in Akwesasne for future cleanup efforts. The Tribe is one of 240 recipients across the country to receive the funding and just one of six in New York State.



Hogansburg Dam Removal
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is restoring the natural flow of the St. Regis River, improving fish habitat, and reclaiming tribal lands.

Read the following pages:

  • Hogansburg Dam Removal
  • Our Future River
  • Removal Timeline
  • Summary of Hogansburg Dam History and Slideshow
  • Article: Hogansburg Dam: History and Impacts (published in Indian Time on May 5, 2016 )
  • Watch the time-lapse photography as the dam comes down.


aerial view GM site

General Motors (Central Foundry Division)
Cleanup Progress Update  Spring 2016
Cleanup of GM Site Continues:  From 1988 to 2005, GM completed a number of significant cleanups, including the dredging of the St. Lawrence River, Raquette River and Turtle Cove, groundwater collection at the base of ...

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Buckthorn plant WANTED! Looking for Buckthorn
Forestry Resources
Description: Gray to brown bark with prominent light colored lenticels. (Caution often disguised as Native plums and cherries). Glossy egg shaped leaves. Large round black fruit. Cut bark exposes yellow sapwood and orange heartwood. Twigs often end in stout thorns.Dangerous to Native plant Species.

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Spotted Lantern Fly Emerging Invasive Species 2016
Forestry Resources
There are new emerging Invasive species that could threaten the North Country where we live. The three invasive species are identified as the Spotted Lanternfly or Lycorma Delicatula, the Crazy Worm or Amynthas Agrestis and the Aquatic plant called Hydrilla or Hydrilla Verticillata (AKA - water thyme).

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Past Announcements

IPM / POLLINATOR PROTECTION  September 24 & 25, 2016  
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Environmental Education Outreach, Pesticides
4th Annual Akwesasne Recycling Day  November 14, 2015  
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Solid Waste Management
Environment Offices Closed Nov. 5th  November 5, 2015  
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Environment Division Office
Five Year Review for the General Motors Superfund Site  October 22, 2015  
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Superfund/General Motors
Á:se Tsi Tewá:ton Experience 2015  October 3-4, 2015
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Akwesasne Cultural Restoration Program
2015-2016 - Hogansburg Dam Removal Project  September 28, 2015  
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Water Resources Program
Fish Tumor Public Information Session  September 28, 2015  
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St. Lawrence River AOC
Hogansburg Dam Removal Project  September 23, 2015  Public Meeting
Water Resources Program
Pesticide Forum  September 15 - 16, 2015  
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Environmental Education Outreach
Akwesasne Emerald Ash Borer Response Plan  August 12, 2015
"The Call of the Osprey" Video Published to You Tube August 11, 2015
St. Lawrence River AOC  
Swimming Conditions  Sampled July 23, 2015 Swimming Safety in Our Rivers
Water Resources Program
Earth Day / Seed and Tree Giveaway  April 25, 2015
Akwesasne Task Force on the Environment
Fish and Game Advisory  November 2014  For More Information
Water Resources Program


Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Environment Division