Survival School students get to adopt a river

Diane Yeung The Eastern Door Julie Delisle grew up learning about the waters in front of her home from her father and grandfather. This fall, she’ll be facilitating a pilot program for students in Kahnawake to learn about those same waters she’s grown to love. Delisle is the environmental education liaison at

Hydraulic Spill on Indian Way

Courtesy Patrick Ragaz A hydraulic fluid spill from an excavator at a road maintenance construction site near Indian Way School led to an intervention by the Kahnawake Environment Protection Office (KEPO). The main contaminant in the Tuesday, June 14 spill involved oil. “In the process of lifting up the gravel and

Movement in Kahnawake’s bird nesting boxes

Simona Rosenfield The Eastern Door Kahnawake Environment Protection Office, in collaboration with Bird Protection Quebec (BPQ) visited 10 bird boxes located along the old Kahnawake Survival School campus to band the recently hatched tree swallows on Friday, June 10. Along with banding, qualified birders also recorded the date of banding, age

New homes for endangered birds

Courtesy Kahnawake Environment Protection Office The Kahnawake Environment Protection Office (KEPO) is installing 10 nest boxes in a bid to provide more nesting areas for the endangered eastern bluebird. The boxes will be set up along a nest trail on the grounds of the old Kahnawake Survival School campus. “Our goal is

Kahnawake participates in national owl survey

Courtesy Sandra Horvath A team from the Kahnawake Environment Protection Office (KEPO) was out doing fieldwork for a few hours Monday night in search of nocturnal owls as part of a nationwide survey. Cole Delisle, the Environmental Projects coordinator for Terrestrial Habitats at KEPO, said that every April, thousands of volunteers

Project enters key phase

Courtesy KEPO  The Kahnawake Environment Protection Office (KEPO) started harvesting aquatic plants in the bay this week, as it prepares to begin the dredging process.  The director of KEPO, Lynn Jacobs, said that the goal is to harvest a lot of the aquatic plants that are proliferating through the bay in order

Restoring nature for the community

Excavation conducted as part of the project includes initial work at the beach area on July 7, 2020. (COURTESY KEPO FACEBOOK PAGE) As the rainy weather slowly fades, and warmer temperatures seep in, there is a growing sense of anticipation among Kahnawa’kehró:non looking to take advantage of the different recreational features part