5681 S. 630 Rd.
P.O. Box 765
Ph: (918) 542-1853
Fx: (918) 540-2885
Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00am - 4:00pm
- On July 3rd, Environmental Department Staff conducted an environmental survey and distributed educational material at a public outreach booth at the Tribal Health Fair.
- On July 9th, Tim Kent and Jean-Ann Lambert (Tribal Historic Preservation Officer) accompanied representatives of EPA and BIA to the Red Eagle Cemetery approximately 1.5 miles northeast of the Tribal Complex to assess the cemetery and discuss options for protecting the cemetery during EPA’s upcoming cleanup of chat adjacent to the cemetery.
- On July 24th, James Luedecke and Tim Kent, on behalf of the Tribe, hosted, moderated, and attended a Tribal Grand Lake Watershed meeting at Downstream Casino Resort.
- During the month of July, the Environmental Department staff hauled 15 truckloads and 3 trailer-loads of recyclables to the Miami Recycling Center. The Environmental Department staff also picked up 2 tons of trash from an illegal dump in Cardin, along with 39 tires.
The mission of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma Environmental Department is to protect human health, the environment, and the cultural heritage of the Quapaw people through applying scientific methods in understanding impacts to our natural world.
The Environmental Department can provide Tribal members with information regarding water quality, air quality, illegal solid waste dumps, recycling, Tar Creek site issues (including some chat sales information), and other environmental issues affecting Quapaw Tribal lands and Northeast Ottawa County.
EPA Lead Yard Clean Up
The last chance residents of Ottawa County residents for EPA lead yard clean up has been announced. The EPA will complete its final efforts and plans for the remaining residential yard cleanup with the main focus on chat driveways and alleyways located within Ottawa County in the next few months.
Information and contact numbers are listed on the EPA Yard Clean Up
Tribal Energy Program Summer Internship
The Tribal Energy Program promotes tribal energy sufficiency, economic development and employment on tribal lands through the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. The Summer Internship Program will be held at the Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Eligible students should be current college upper-classmen and graduate students who are familiar with Native American culture and tribal issues. Students must be US citizens and a Native American member of a recognized federally recognized tribe. For more information and to apply, complete this application
2011 Road Clean Up Event
Quapaw Tribal Employees cleaned up a section of N. 620 Rd. in Quapaw on November 9th as part of America Recycles Week. We picked up 489 pounds of garbage in one 1.5 mile stretch!Check out our pictures
of the event!