Nation employs efforts to reverse surface-water pollution caused by municipality’s wastewater treatment plant

In 2009, Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Department of Environmental Protection began conducting research through surface-water monitoring across Tribal land. The department’s monthly quality tests on Squirrel Creek and its unnamed tributary uncovered alarming trends. Due to their findings, the department applied for a nonpoint source pollution grant, or 319 Grant, under the Clean Water Act to Read More »

CPN secures grants for the Department of Environmental Protection and Historic Preservation Office

CPN’s Department of Environmental Protection recently secured funding for the next fiscal year through a Performance Partnership Grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The grant combines funds from EPA’s Indian General Assistance Program and Clean Water Act Section 106 Tribal Water Pollution Prevention Program. DEP will use the funds to conduct monthly baseline surface Read More »