Čwe:ʔn Ahskę:nę Hę - Welcome to the Tuscarora Environment Program

Household Hazardous Waste Collection COMING SOON

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If you have some household hazardous waste (HHW) to get rid of at Tuscarora, please hold on to them until spring 2018. That's when our next collection event will be at the Tuscarora Nation house parking lot.

Last year's event in October 2016 collected more than 10,000 pounds of electronic waste at Tuscarora. Along with more than 1,800 tires, it was our most successfult HHW collection days in our 20 years. Other wastes we collected include: antifreeze (1734 lbs.); propane tanks (863 lbs.); large refrigerators/freezers (18 qty.); and hazardous paints (1948 lbs.).


If you need assistance with removing HHW before our collection date in spring 2018 please give us a call and we can refer you to an outfit that can assist with the waste removal.

Community Outreach - Halloween-style

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Our Office participated in the annual Trunk or Treat event at our Tuscarora Nation house parking lot, October 28, 2017. We had a great time in the past and this year's event was just as fun. Our trunk theme was frogs!

Frogs are a great indicator species because they live on both land and water. An ecosystem that has frogs is a sign of a healthy ecosystem. That was our environmental message as we decorated our trunk as a frog, the staff dressed as flies and we played a frog soundtrack to highlight our frog theme. It was a lot of fun and we always enjoy participating in community events. Nya:we.


Evening With Tom Porter

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Nya:we to Tom Porter, Mohawk, for joining us on Tuesday October 3, 2017. He gave an insightful talk about responsibility and our connection to the environment. We also provided a corn soup and fry bread sale, to help raise funds for Kanatsiohare:ke and we thankfully sold out and raised more than $1100.

The event was part of the 20th anniversary celebration of the Tuscarora Environment Office.




Water Survey Notice


Technicians from the U.S. Indian Health Services (IHS) sanitation department and Tuscarora Environment Program (TEP) office will be conducting a feasability study set to start in May, to better determine the cost of construction for water lines throughout the Tuscarora Nation territory. We will also explore alternatives that may be available insteaed of a community system.



  • We will survey 10 ft out from each side of the road for anything that could be disturbed by the potential community water system.
  • Small drill holes will be bored closer to the road to measure depth to bedrock for possible pipe installation. After the drilling, the holes will be filled in.
  • With homeowner permission, a point from the front of the house to the possible waterline will be measured and estimated for service connection lines.


For more information contact the TEP office: 716-264-6011.

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