Kahnawà:ke Environment Protection Office

Fighting to protect & better our environment

Latest Educational Resources

KEPO carries out many different educational initiatives. We prepare and deliver presentations or workshops on a wide variety of environmental topics. KEPO provides environmental knowledge at community events, youth groups and summer camp activities, and gives talks or field walks for local schools. Throughout the years we have developed many educational resources about our environment in Kahnawà:ke and Tioweró:ton.

Scholarship Programs

A resource list of scholarship opportunities for post-secondary students.


Conservation Pathways

A resource list of post-secondary programs for students interested in guardian and conservation careers.


Eastern Bluebird Activity Sheets

Learn about the eastern bluebird through these fun activity sheets!


Kahnawà:ke’s Winter Animal Tracks

A printable poster of Kahnawà:ke’s Winter Animal Tracks. Take it with you on your next outdoor adventure!


The Basics of Climate Change

A printable poster on the basics of climate change. Learn the basic terms related to this important issue.


Local Bird ID Booklet

A printable local bird ID booklet made for young children featuring the English, scientific and Kanien’kéha names.


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Join the KEPO team! We're hiring an Environmental Technician. 🌲

👉 The full job description and application requirements are now available at kahnawake.com/org/hr/jobs.asp. 🔗 link in our bio!

Join the KEPO team to talk about the history of our creek and learn about the life found in and around our waters. 🐟
Meet us at the Tewatohnhi'saktha parking lot on Thursday, September 14th @ 1pm or Saturday, September 16th @ 1pm. 
Please dress for the weather and bring a bottle of water. All ages welcome, NO registration required but RSVP's are appreciated. Email carlee.loft@mck.ca. 

#KahnawakeEnvironment #waterislife #habitatrestoration
KEPO will be closed Monday, September 4th, 2023 for Labour Day. Have a nice weekend. 🐢
⚠️Caution ⚠️ 

Please be aware that turtles are emerging from their nests on Tekakwitha Island! They could be crossing the road and bike path. Drive with caution and please do not touch the baby turtles 🐢
Niawenhkó:wa! 👏

KEPO would like to acknowledge the hard work of our Junior Environmental Technicians, Jade McComber and Wahariwakeron Kirby during their last week with us. They have been working hard all summer on many of KEPO’s projects including water quality surveys, wildlife monitoring, invasive species removal, environmental education and much more.

We wish them well and look forward to hearing great things from these future leaders. 🌲

#KahnawakeEnvironment #IndigenousYouth #Environmentalists
✨Heads up - KEPO will be on K103’s noon hour talk show today talking all about the North Creek project, make sure to tune in if you want to learn more.✨

Join us in rethinking “Whákeras” Creek! How can you join in? KEPO is currently looking for community members to share stories they have about how the North Creek used to be. Stories can be typed in an email or commented here under the post, they can also be called in, or can be in the form of old photos/videos. With your stories, we can gather a community history of the creek which will help guide future restoration work. Have any questions? Email carlee.loft@mck.ca or give us a call at 450-635-0600.

P.S. Any hard copies of photos/videos will be digitized and returned 🙂
KEPO staff recorded these young tiotià:kton (brook trout) in Tioweró:ton in early July in a small creek that feeds one of the lakes. Staff were checking long-term temperature loggers and looking for evidence of young trout in the lakes. 🐟

Even tiny creeks like this provide valuable cool water, oxygen, and a steady supply of food for young trout.

While we enjoy our time in Tioweró:ton, remember to keep an eye out for these streams. They are playing an important role in the cycle of life. Take a minute to see what lives in them, and take care not to disturb them. ⛺️

#tiowerotonenvironment #brooktrout #waterislife
KEPO is excited to announce the Grand Opening of the Tekakwitha Island and Bay Restoration Project. 🎉

To celebrate this achievement, community members are invited to Grand Opening guided walking tours on Tuesday, July 25th from 11am-6pm. Food and drinks will be provided by Rezican Tacos at the event. 🐢

We will be showcasing the new features added to the island and bay, and explaining their benefits to the ecosystem. The hour-long tours will leave the beach area every hour on the hour. Arrangements will be made for persons with mobility issues, upon request. 

‼ To register for a tour, please email bayproject@mck.ca and specify your preferred departure time or message us on Facebook. 

Following the community launch there will be a media event on Wednesday, July 26th, at 11am, which will be open to interested community members. 

To see a detailed project overview, visit KEPO’s new project page at https://ow.ly/y2nu50P8Xft. 

#KahnawakeEnvironment #KEPOEvent #EnvironmentalRestoration
Akenhnhà:ke Entewatorihsen! 🌞

KEPO will be closed on Monday, July 10, 2023.

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