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 Nation by safeguarding the
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.
The KEO’s purpose is to ensure that:
• The community is protected from significant
risks to human health and the environment where they live, learn,
• National and local efforts to reduce environmental risk are
based on the best available scientific information.
• Federal and tribal laws protecting human health and the environment
are enforced fairly and effectively.
• Environmental protection is an integral concern in U.S. policies
concerning natural resources, human health, economic growth, energy,
transportation, agriculture, international trade and industry, and
these factors are similarly considered in establishing environmental
• All parts of society- communities, individuals, business,
state, tribal, and local governments- have access to accurate information
sufficient to effectively participate in managing human health and
• Environmental protection contributes to making our communities
and ecosystems diverse, sustainable, and economically productive.
1107 Goldfinch Road
Horton, KS 66439
Phone:(785) 486-2601 x-7
The Kickapoo Environmental Office
is responsible for managing programs associated with solid waste/recycling,
water resources, air quality, watershed management, brown field, wastewater,
and environmental education. The Office is primarily funded by grants
through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Bureau of
Indian Affairs, but the office works very closely with the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Kansas Department
of Health and Management, Kansas Forest Service, Tribal and local agencies.