Kickapoo Environmental Office
The mission of the Kickapoo Environmental Office (KEO) is to promote the safety, health, and welfare of the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas and improve the quality of life on the Kickapoo Reservation by safeguarding the natural environment and natural resources. The overall program goal is to develop a comprehensive environmental protection program for the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas that will protect the natural, cultural, and human resources on tribal lands.
The KEO’s purpose is to ensure that:
The Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas Environmental Office is responsible for managing programs associated with solid waste/recycling, water resources, air quality, watershed management and other environmental issues. Administratively, the Environmental Department reports to the Kickapoo Tribal Council. The Department is primarily funded by grants through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency but works very closely with the US Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Kansas Department of Emergency Management, Kansas Forest Service,Tribal and local agencies.