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She:kon / Greetings
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..
Current News

SRMT Logo Swimming Conditions
Sampled July 23, 2015

The Water Resources Program of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Environment Division reports good swimming conditions for the Raquette River (State Route 37 Bridge), St. Regis River (Cook’s Campground) and St. Lawrence River (St. Regis Island Beach). These swimming areas were sampled on Thursday Ohiarihko:wa/July 23rd for E.coli—an indicator of fecal contamination. All results were well below the SRMT swimming safety standard. The risk is based on the likelihood of gastrointestinal illness from incidental ingestion of water. Regardless of these results, swimmers should always avoid swallowing river water and avoid swimming near livestock or leaky septic systems. For more information on the general swimming advisory, please see the Environment Division’s website.Swimming Safety in Our Rivers

Emerald Ash Borer up close Akwesasne Emerald Ash Borer Response Plan
August 12, 2015

We invite the community to attend a meeting to overview a community Emerald Ash Borer Response Plan to learn about how to manage the effects of EAB. The plan was develped in association with the Akwesasne cultural center an Museum, Akwesasne Task Force on the Environment, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe - Pesticides and Forestry programs, USDA - APHIS and the US Forest Service. Representatives from USDA - APHIS and USFS will be on hand to answer questions. Read the poster for more information.
Date: Wednesday August 12, 2015
Location: Saint Regis recreation Center, Kanatakon
Time; Starts 9:00 a.m.

bee in a yellow flower Pesticide Forum
September 15 - 16, 2015

Learn how to safely deal with pests and how to protect our pollinators! At the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort. Integrated Pest Management Strategies. Public invited. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Kwis and Tiio recycle Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Game Advisory
Water Resources Program

The SRMT is pleased to announce the release of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Game Advisory, in conjuction with the SRMT Family Guide to Eating Locally Caught Fish. The new game advisory and insert are available for download by Clicking Here.

Kwis and Tiio recycle Blue Bags $20 for a pack of 5 Bags
Solid Waste Management

The Solid Waste Management PAYT program will be going back to our old BLUE bags. The price will now be reduced to $20 for a pack of 5 bags. All Yellow bags in circulation will continue to be picked up until they are sold out. For more Information Conatct Matthew Thompson @ 358-5937 or 358-4632.
Click Here to Read the Poster.

Activity Book Akwesasne Kids Activity Book
Eat Fish Choose Wisely

This is available for download on the Fish Advisories page. The document is a PDF (Portable Document Format ) file which is 5.72 MB in size. It may take a little while to download with computers with a slower internet connection.
Available for Download.

Kwis and Tiio recycle Transfer Station is Implementing New Rates
Solid Waste Management

Effective Ohiari:ha/June 1, 2014 - The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, Solid Waste Program, Transfer Station is implementing new rates and publishing its schedule of services for solid waste disposal, recycling and other services. Effective Ohiari:ha/June 1, 2014 the new rates will be in effect.
Click Here to Read More.

Link to Announcement

Water Quality Standards for the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe
The purpose of these water quality standards is to facilitate sovereign self-determination and the restoration and preservation of traditional hunting, fishing, gathering and cultural uses in, on and around Tribal Surface Waters.
  Click Here To Read More

Front Page of Fish Advisory

Tribal Fish Advisory - Available for Download
Kentenhkó:wa / November 2013
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Fish Advisory Program is proud to present the new tribal fish advisory to the community for review. Since April 2012, program staff have been busy collecting input and suggestions from the community through surveys, student projects, interviews and focus groups to find out what the community wanted to know about eating locally caught fish. We appreciate your help and hope you will tell us what you think about the information we have provided.  Tribal Fish Advisories - Download Page.

2013 update General Motors Remediation Update
Seskéha / August 2013
Right now, work is underway to remediate the North Disposal Area (NDA) and the industrial lagoons. The NDA contains sludges and other contaminated debris. When the Plant was in operation, the lagoons would fill with sludges containing PCBs. In order to maintain the lagoons, these sludges would be transferred to the NDA. During this remediation project, if needed, air emissions will be controlled by foam suppression techniques. This will keep down dust and odors. The contaminated soils will be sent off-site to a secure landfill in Indiana. Non-hazardous waste soils will be sent to Clinton County landfill. This work is expected to be completed by the end of this year.
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otter story What can an Otter tell us about the environment?
St. Lawrence River - AOC
You have probably never seen a river otter in nature. That is because they are small, very intelligent and also semi-aquatic, meaning they can spend just as much time on land as they do in water. ... But, if you are ever lucky enough to see an otter in nature, they can tell you a lot about the health of the surrounding environment.
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grade three outreach story Grade Three Students Gain Appreciation for St. Lawrence River Area of Concern
St. Lawrence River - AOC
The Grade 3 Education Outreach Day is an event hosted by the St. Lawrence River Area of Concern (AOC) program at the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe (SRMT) as a way to introduce environmental science to children at a critical age and to foster an appreciation for the local environment, particularly the local St. Lawrence AOC.
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going fishing poster

Going Fishing?
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe (SRMT) St. Lawrence River AOC (Area of Concern) program is seeking fish showing signs of external anomalies (tumors, lesions, ulcers, etc…) for analysis. These fish samples will be used to determine if fish tumors are a significant impairment to the beneficial use of the waters of the St. Lawrence River AOC at Massena/Akwesasne.
To submit a fish, please keep in a live well or on ice – do not freeze, until fish can be delivered to the Environment Division, 449 Frogtown Road, Akwesasne.
For more information, visit our St. Lawrence River AOC page or call Jessica Jock or Matthew Thompson at the Environment Division (518) 358-5937.

Boom on Dock

Community Assistance Requested
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, Environment Division is updating its spill response plans including the development of a Geographic Response Plan (GRP). The GRP identifies resources that can be used in the event of a spill affecting rivers and streams. Resources that would be used in responding to water borne spills include boom, absorbents, vehicles, boats and locations to place critical equipment.

The Environment Division is asking for the community’s help in identifying boat launches in and around Akwesasne that land owners are willing to provide access to allow materials, personnel and equipment to be launched from. If you have docking facilities and road access to them and are interested in cooperating with the Environment Division for spill response and planning please contact Les Benedict or Matt Thompson at (518) 358-5937 for further details.


Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Environment Division