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EPA Awards Over $100,000 to Picuris Pueblo

Release Date: 12/19/2007
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Tressa Tillman at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

(Dallas, Texas – December 19, 2007) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $110,000 to the General Assistance Program for Picuris Pueblo to manage specific environmental programs and establish a core program for environmental protection. The tribe will use the funds to attend environmental meetings, write grants, develop a utility department, conduct community outreach, and develop forest and wildlife management plans.

Additional information on EPA grants: http://www.epa.gov/region6/gandf/index.htm

More about activities in EPA Region 6: http://www.epa.gov/region6

EPA audio file is available at http://www.epa.gov/region6/6xa/audio.htm#audio121907_picuris

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