Our Services & Current Projects
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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. Click here to consult some of our educational resources.
A geographic information system (GIS) is a computer system for collecting, storing, mapping and analyzing data for specific positions on Earth. Over the years, KEP has collected a great deal of information on the different species and habitats in Kahnawà:ke and in Tioweró:ton. We use GIS to store our data, produce maps, visualize trends, assist with decision-making, and share our knowledge about our ecosystems. We also use our GIS data to build management plans for invasive species and for the protection of species at risk. Following an inspection, GIS data is a key tool in the production of the inspection report. Click here to view an interactive map of Kahnawà:ke that was developed using our GIS data.
KEPO participates in site inspections in order to provide environmental expertise on various issues, including source and receptor site inspections for landfill, environmental issues of concern, or reports from community members who have witnessed an environmental concern.
On June 20th 2016, Mohawk Council Executive Directive (#27/2016-2017) appointed the following positions as Inspectors under the Sanitary Conditions Law:
- Public Safety Inspector
- Occupational Safety and Health Inspector
- Occupational Safety and Health Supervisor
- Landfill Coordinator
- Landfill Surveillance Monitor
- Environmental Advisor/Project Coordinator
- Environmental Technologist
When an issue is identified, the following procedure is followed:
- An issue is identified that requires an inspection
- It is brought to the attention of the Director of Public Safety
- The Director dispatches an inspector team to investigate
- An inspection takes place
- The lead inspector writes an inspection report
- An inspectors meeting takes place to discuss further actions
- Actions taken could be any of the following:
• The file is closed;
• Recommendations and a warning are issued;
• Orders are issued;
• The file is sent to the Prosecutor for potential charges to be laid under the Sanitary Conditions Law.