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EPA Awards Over $100,000 to the Fort Sill Apache Tribe to Develop Environmental Protection Program

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

(Dallas, Texas – December 12, 2007) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $109,000 to the Fort Sill Apache Tribe to support the development of a core tribal environmental protection program. The tribe will use the funds to maintain a tribal environmental office, address illegal dumping, increase awareness about recycling, develop education and informational material for the tribal newsletter and provide staff with certified water operator training.

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#audio121107_ftsill

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