Environmental Program2019-07-02T13:04:12-08:00

ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM

ENVIRONMENTAL FORMS & APPLICATIONS

 Emergency Preparedness
Forms Coming Soon!

CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Talialuk Building
    2nd floor
  • 907.443.4249
  • 907.443.4458
  • env.coord@kawerak.org
  • Kawerak, Inc.
    P.O. Box 948
    Nome, AK 99762

The Environmental Program was created because we understand the importance of being active positive stewards of our land and resources. We want to see our land continue to thrive for future generations, and in order to do so we need to care for it and protect it. Changes will come, but we must be prepared to meet these challenges utilizing safe practices, future planning, and smart preparation.

UPCOMING GRANTS & TRAINING

June 17-19, 2019 Backhaul Training!
Backhaul 101 & Freon Removal
To sign up, please contact Environmental Coordinator Vanessa Tahbone at vtahbone@kawerak.org or (907) 443-4258.

To learn more about upcoming grants under the Tribal Response Program or to learn about how you can turn a contaminated site (Brownfield) into a sustainable space for your community, please contact the Tribal Response Program Coordinator at trp.coord@kawerak.org or (907) 443-4259.

To learn more about upcoming trainings, funding opportunities and grants for energy projects in your community, please contact Energy Development Specialist Amanda Toerdal at atoerdal@kawerak.org or (907) 443-4253.

To learn more about upcoming grants for emergency preparedness in your community, or to learn about upcoming training opportunities, please contact Emergency Preparedness Specialist Charlene Saclamana at csaclamana@kawerak.org or (907) 443-4337.

The Kawerak Backhaul Program provides technical assistance to tribal environmental programs, such as those funded by the Environmental Protection Agency Indian General Assistance Program (EPA IGAP). Our program hosts environmental trainings and conferences, assists villages with IGAP grant writing, accepts universal waste all year long (such as electronic waste, fluorescent bulbs, and lead-acid batteries), and assists with general backhauling logistics.

Through our program we help our region, on average, recycle approximately 75,000lbs. of material each year thereby keeping it out of unlined landfills and our environment.

To learn more about backhaul, recycling, or IGAP, please contact Environmental Coordinator Vanessa Tahbone at vtahbone@kawerak.org or (907) 443-4258.

The Tribal Response Program, also known as the Brownfields Program, is designed to help the region’s tribes and other stakeholders within villages work together to prevent, assess, clean-up and reuse brownfields.

What is a Brownfield?
A Brownfield is a property with potential presence of contamination that is limiting the use of the site and creating a hazard to health and safety. Examples include, hazardous waste storage areas, previous fuel spills, abandoned and dilapidated buildings, abandoned bulk fuel tanks, drum dumps, generator buildings, former military sites, mining sites, and more. Many of these sites are documented in the State of Alaska Contaminated Sites Database, however, there may be sites that are not yet documented. This program will help communities create an inventory of brownfields, assess levels and types of contamination, and create plans for clean-up and reuse of the site as an asset to the community instead of a nuisance.

If you are interested in getting involved with this program, please contact the Environmental Program Director Anahma Shannon at (907) 443-4249 or ashannon@kawerak.org

Brownfields Public Record

The Brownfields Public Record contains documentation for response actions at all of the contaminated sites within the Kawerak region. Response actions are assessment and clean-up activities taken to prevent or minimize the release of hazardous substances so that they do not endanger human health or the environment. Click on any site name below for detailed information. If you would like to report a potential brownfield site, please fill out an inventory survey form.

(W) denotes sites identified through the Waste Erosion Assessment and Review (WEAR) project which was a grant-funded Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation project from 2012-2015 that documented areas of potential contamination along Alaska’s western coast.

(CS) denotes sites that are listed on the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Contaminated Sites Database.

Brevig Mission
Council
Diomede
  • No brownfields identified

Elim
Golovin
Gambell
King Island
  • No brownfields identified

Koyuk
Mary’s Igloo
  • No brownfields identified

Savoonga
Shishmaref
Shaktoolik
Solomon
  • No brownfields identified

St. Michael
Stebbins
Teller
Wales
White Mountain
Unalakleet

This website is made possible by funding by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The Emergency Preparedness program at Kawerak focuses on emergency planning and hazard mitigation for the communities of the Bering Strait Region. For this program, Kawerak created a grant funded position to focus on our regional villages’ emergency preparedness efforts.

We partner with the State of Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management’s planning and hazard mitigation staff to make sure our communities are prepared for local disasters.

To learn more about this program, please contact Emergency Preparedness Specialist Charlene Saclamana at csaclamana@kawerak.org or (907) 443-4337.

Our focus is to provide community-lead assistance in SCERP planning utilizing a tool kit developed  by the State of Alaska to assist our communities manage and direct local response to disasters.

Other SCERP benefits—Exercising the SCERP with the State of Alaska.  They will develop an exercise that will fit your community’s needs, provide staff to evaluate your communities response, complete after action reports and this will assist your community possibly obtain much needed supplies and equipment through grants directly to your village.

We aim to provide training pertinent to emergency response like:

Incident Command Systems                  Oil spill response training
Designating emergency shelters             Identifying evacuation routes predicting
Preparing for natural disasters               Climate change response

Hazard Mitigation Planning (HMP) is a process where each community can come together to identify natural or manmade disasters that can happen in your village.  This process looks at the whole community, from location of the village to location of necessary services (city government, health clinic, school, tribal office).  This is done to identify where emergency response would have the most need in your village.  Hazard Mitigation planning is a very specific planning process, often taking six months of community involvement and a service provided free of charge by the State of Alaska Hazard Mitigation office.  Once your communities plan is done, it is good for five years.  HMP benefits are numerous, it opens up grants only communities with complete plans can apply for.

The Kawerak Energy Program provides regional energy planning and technical assistance to tribes in seeking funding & developing energy projects.

The high cost of diesel fuel in our communities means high energy bills for our residents. Through Kawerak’s energy program, we aim to provide energy education, capacity building and planning assistance so communities can be smart about energy. Our program helps communities find new ways to be energy efficient, and set goals for the future through detailed energy plans.

With a clear vision of the future of energy, our region will be able to incorporate more energy efficiency programs, insulate and weatherize homes, commercial properties or community buildings, be smart about saving on residential utilities, and eventually be ready to incorporate renewable energy resources into their power grids. Collaborating with local, regional, state and federal stakeholders – we hope to reduce the cost of energy in our region and plan for a cleaner, more sustainable future for our communities.

The launch of this program was made possible through funding provided by the Department of Energy, Office of Indian Energy, Technical Assistance Program.

To learn more about energy projects and planning, please contact Energy Development Specialist Amanda Toerdal at atoerdal@kawerak.org or (907) 443-4253.

 

Through grant funding with the Department of Energy – Office of Indian Energy, Kawerak is able to provide technical assistance to tribes for implementing energy projects, and the opportunity to build capacity in the communities of the Bering Strait Region.

If you would like to request technical assistance for your tribe and/or community in the Bering Strait Region, related to energy planning/training/funding/project development, please send an email to:

energy@kawerak.org
Subject Line: Technical Assistance Request

Be sure to include your full name, community and contact information!

 

 

The Bering Strait Regional Energy Network consists of individuals, organizations, and groups in the Bering Strait Region interested in renewable energy, reducing energy costs in communities and protecting our environment.

Visit the Energy webpage at kawerak.org/energy!

 

 

The energy program at Kawerak aims to provide training opportunities for residents of the Bering Strait Region in the energy field. We are focused on capacity building, and increasing energy education for everyone. Each year, Kawerak will host a Bering Strait Regional Energy Summit, gathering community members with statewide energy organizations for an educational networking event.

Thanks to everyone who attended the 2019 Bering Strait Regional Energy Summit on May 7-9 in Nome!

Stay tuned for details on the 2020 Energy Summit…

Learn more at kawerak.org/energy

The Environmental Program was created because we understand the importance of being active positive stewards of our land and resources. We want to see our land continue to thrive for future generations, and in order to do so we need to care for it and protect it. Changes will come, but we must be prepared to meet these challenges utilizing safe practices, future planning, and smart preparation.

UPCOMING GRANTS & TRAINING

June 17-19, 2019 Backhaul Training!
Backhaul 101 & Freon Removal
To sign up, please contact Environmental Coordinator Vanessa Tahbone at vtahbone@kawerak.org or (907) 443-4258.

To learn more about upcoming grants under the Tribal Response Program or to learn about how you can turn a contaminated site (Brownfield) into a sustainable space for your community, please contact the Tribal Response Program Coordinator at trp.coord@kawerak.org or (907) 443-4259.

To learn more about upcoming trainings, funding opportunities and grants for energy projects in your community, please contact Energy Development Specialist Amanda Toerdal at atoerdal@kawerak.org or (907) 443-4253.

To learn more about upcoming grants for emergency preparedness in your community, or to learn about upcoming training opportunities, please contact Emergency Preparedness Specialist Charlene Saclamana at csaclamana@kawerak.org or (907) 443-4337.

The Kawerak Backhaul Program provides technical assistance to tribal environmental programs, such as those funded by the Environmental Protection Agency Indian General Assistance Program (EPA IGAP). Our program hosts environmental trainings and conferences, assists villages with IGAP grant writing, accepts universal waste all year long (such as electronic waste, fluorescent bulbs, and lead-acid batteries), and assists with general backhauling logistics.

Through our program we help our region, on average, recycle approximately 75,000lbs. of material each year thereby keeping it out of unlined landfills and our environment.

To learn more about backhaul, recycling, or IGAP, please contact Environmental Coordinator Vanessa Tahbone at vtahbone@kawerak.org or (907) 443-4258.

The Tribal Response Program, also known as the Brownfields Program, is designed to help the region’s tribes and other stakeholders within villages work together to prevent, assess, clean-up and reuse brownfields.

What is a Brownfield?
A Brownfield is a property with potential presence of contamination that is limiting the use of the site and creating a hazard to health and safety. Examples include, hazardous waste storage areas, previous fuel spills, abandoned and dilapidated buildings, abandoned bulk fuel tanks, drum dumps, generator buildings, former military sites, mining sites, and more. Many of these sites are documented in the State of Alaska Contaminated Sites Database, however, there may be sites that are not yet documented. This program will help communities create an inventory of brownfields, assess levels and types of contamination, and create plans for clean-up and reuse of the site as an asset to the community instead of a nuisance.

If you are interested in getting involved with this program, please contact the Environmental Program Director Anahma Shannon at (907) 443-4249 or ashannon@kawerak.org

Brownfields Public Record

The Brownfields Public Record contains documentation for response actions at all of the contaminated sites within the Kawerak region. Response actions are assessment and clean-up activities taken to prevent or minimize the release of hazardous substances so that they do not endanger human health or the environment. Click on any site name below for detailed information. If you would like to report a potential brownfield site, please fill out an inventory survey form.

(W) denotes sites identified through the Waste Erosion Assessment and Review (WEAR) project which was a grant-funded Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation project from 2012-2015 that documented areas of potential contamination along Alaska’s western coast.

(CS) denotes sites that are listed on the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Contaminated Sites Database.

Brevig Mission
Council
Diomede
  • No brownfields identified

Elim
Golovin
Gambell
King Island
  • No brownfields identified

Koyuk
Mary’s Igloo
  • No brownfields identified

Savoonga
Shishmaref
Shaktoolik
Solomon
  • No brownfields identified

St. Michael
Stebbins
Teller
Wales
White Mountain
Unalakleet

This website is made possible by funding by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The Emergency Preparedness program at Kawerak focuses on emergency planning and hazard mitigation for the communities of the Bering Strait Region. For this program, Kawerak created a grant funded position to focus on our regional villages’ emergency preparedness efforts.

We partner with the State of Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management’s planning and hazard mitigation staff to make sure our communities are prepared for local disasters.

To learn more about this program, please contact Emergency Preparedness Specialist Charlene Saclamana at csaclamana@kawerak.org or (907) 443-4337.

Our focus is to provide community-lead assistance in SCERP planning utilizing a tool kit developed  by the State of Alaska to assist our communities manage and direct local response to disasters.

Other SCERP benefits—Exercising the SCERP with the State of Alaska.  They will develop an exercise that will fit your community’s needs, provide staff to evaluate your communities response, complete after action reports and this will assist your community possibly obtain much needed supplies and equipment through grants directly to your village.

We aim to provide training pertinent to emergency response like:

Incident Command Systems                  Oil spill response training
Designating emergency shelters             Identifying evacuation routes predicting
Preparing for natural disasters               Climate change response

Hazard Mitigation Planning (HMP) is a process where each community can come together to identify natural or manmade disasters that can happen in your village.  This process looks at the whole community, from location of the village to location of necessary services (city government, health clinic, school, tribal office).  This is done to identify where emergency response would have the most need in your village.  Hazard Mitigation planning is a very specific planning process, often taking six months of community involvement and a service provided free of charge by the State of Alaska Hazard Mitigation office.  Once your communities plan is done, it is good for five years.  HMP benefits are numerous, it opens up grants only communities with complete plans can apply for.

The Kawerak Energy Program provides regional energy planning and technical assistance to tribes in seeking funding & developing energy projects.

The high cost of diesel fuel in our communities means high energy bills for our residents. Through Kawerak’s energy program, we aim to provide energy education, capacity building and planning assistance so communities can be smart about energy. Our program helps communities find new ways to be energy efficient, and set goals for the future through detailed energy plans.

With a clear vision of the future of energy, our region will be able to incorporate more energy efficiency programs, insulate and weatherize homes, commercial properties or community buildings, be smart about saving on residential utilities, and eventually be ready to incorporate renewable energy resources into their power grids. Collaborating with local, regional, state and federal stakeholders – we hope to reduce the cost of energy in our region and plan for a cleaner, more sustainable future for our communities.

The launch of this program was made possible through funding provided by the Department of Energy, Office of Indian Energy, Technical Assistance Program.

To learn more about energy projects and planning, please contact Energy Development Specialist Amanda Toerdal at atoerdal@kawerak.org or (907) 443-4253.

 

Through grant funding with the Department of Energy – Office of Indian Energy, Kawerak is able to provide technical assistance to tribes for implementing energy projects, and the opportunity to build capacity in the communities of the Bering Strait Region.

If you would like to request technical assistance for your tribe and/or community in the Bering Strait Region, related to energy planning/training/funding/project development, please send an email to:

energy@kawerak.org
Subject Line: Technical Assistance Request

Be sure to include your full name, community and contact information!

 

 

The Bering Strait Regional Energy Network consists of individuals, organizations, and groups in the Bering Strait Region interested in renewable energy, reducing energy costs in communities and protecting our environment.

Visit the Energy webpage at kawerak.org/energy!

 

 

The energy program at Kawerak aims to provide training opportunities for residents of the Bering Strait Region in the energy field. We are focused on capacity building, and increasing energy education for everyone. Each year, Kawerak will host a Bering Strait Regional Energy Summit, gathering community members with statewide energy organizations for an educational networking event.

Thanks to everyone who attended the 2019 Bering Strait Regional Energy Summit on May 7-9 in Nome!

Stay tuned for details on the 2020 Energy Summit…

Learn more at kawerak.org/energy

ENVIRONMENTAL FORMS & APPLICATIONS

 Emergency Preparedness
Forms Coming Soon!

CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Talialuk Building
    2nd floor
  • 907.443.4249
  • 907.443.4458
  • env.coord@kawerak.org
  • Kawerak, Inc.
    P.O. Box 948
    Nome, AK 99762