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Catholic 40 Cleanup Starting
Remedial Activities Commencement Notice
The Quapaw Tribe Environmental Office will begin hauling chat at the Catholic 40 site beginning December 17, 2013 and continue until the Christmas holiday week of December 23, 2013.  Cleanup activities will resume after the Christmas and New Year's holidays.  General hours of operation will be from 7 am to 7 pm, Monday through Saturday.

The Catholic 40 site is a culturally and historically significant site to the Quapaw Tribe as it contains evidence of important events in the history of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma.  Due to the sensitive historic and cultural nature of the Catholic 40 site, the tribe feels it is best suited to protect cultural and historical features at the site during remediation and mitigate the potential for accidental damage or removal of any structures or associated items which may help the Quapaw Tribe come to a better understanding of their history.

The Quapaw Tribe Environmental offices asks that citizens of the community be cognizant of additional trucks on the road due to excavation and hauling of chat from the Catholic 40 site to the repository.  The haul route for trucks to the repository from the Catholic 40 site include: exiting site onto East 57 Road, traveling west to County Road 137, north on County Road 137 to East 50 Road, west on East 50 Road to Highway 69 A, west on High way 69 A to South 560 Road, north on South 560 Road, merging onto South 565 Road to East 40 Road, east on East 40 Road to repository.  The haul route for trucks to the Catholic 40 site from the repository include:  exiting repository onto East 40 Road traveling east to Highway 69, south on Highway 69 to Highway 69 A continuing onto East 50 Road (Future Farmer Road), south on South 620 Road to East 57 Road to entrance of catholic 40 site.

If you have questions or concerns in relation to the Catholic 40 Remedial Action Activities, please contact only the POINT OF CONTACT listed below:

Point of Contact:
Craig Kreman, Assistant Environmental Director
Quapaw Tribe Environmental Office
(918) 542-1853

Environmental Excellence
Tim Award_thumb_thumb.jpg
Environmental Director Tim Kent received an award from the Environmental Protection Agency for his outstanding work for the tribe’s environmental program, including the tribe’s exemplary work on the Catholic 40 cleanup and Nelson property.

Fall 2014 Trash Pick Up
Her are some photos taken at the Environmental Departments' 2014 trash pick up.

Tar Creek Conference
Photos taken at the 2014 Tar Creek Conference.

Monthly Update
Tim Kent

5681 S. 630 Rd.
P.O. Box 765
Quapaw, OK  74363

Ph: (918) 542-1853
Fx: (918) 540-2885

Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00am - 4:00pm
The Quapaw Tribe Environmental Office is concerned about your health and safety.  Below are links to information to keep you safe through the upcoming cold winter months, especially if you heat with natural gas, a wood burning stove, or fireplace. 


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.

Ongoing projects of the Environmental Department:

Catholic 40 Site Remediation project

Tribe, State Reach Agreement For Additional Tar Creek Superfund Clean-Up Projects: June 4, 2014  Click here for the additional information.

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 information sheet.