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Environmental Education & Outreach

The Office of Environmental Protection firmly believes that the future of environmental management and preservation of Reservation natural resources lies with the youth of the Fort Peck Reservation.

To this end, the OEP has one of the nation's few Environmental Education and Outreach Programs. The programís primary purpose is to teach Reservation youth about the different types of pollution, potential effects and consequences, and conservation efforts that they can implement on a local level.

Outreach and educational activities include teaching students about nature, all living things and how they all interconnect within the environment, such as:

  • Potential land use impacts on the environment.

  • Ground and surface water susceptibility modeling.

  • Teaching aids provided to local classrooms including plays, workbooks, and activities.
  • Native plantings made available at no cost to the public, and working with local schools on tree planting projects within the community.
  • Nature walks to identify local wildlife and native plants and the cultural significance/uses of each.

  • Stream macro-invertebrate sampling and identification.

  • Teaching students about Water Quality & learning the methods.

  • Reservation Spring Clean up Days.

  • E-Waste recycling & recycling materials for school projects.
  • Earth Day Celebration in 18th year.
  • Public Awareness of dangerous insects-brown recluse/black widow spiders.
  • Environmental Hints Calendar in 13th year.

Through these efforts, the OEP continues to strive to provide environmental awareness to preserve our land, air and water for generations to come.

Vina Smith
Environmental Educator
2cookies@nemont.net
Phone: 406-768-2340
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