Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma
Department of Environmental Protection

811 3rd St.
Miami, OK 74354
Phone: 918-541-1902
Fax: 918-541-1904

Ottawa Tribal Cemetery Project

The Environmental Department of the Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma currently works under the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) General Assistance Program (GAP) and the 106 Clean Water Act (CWA) Grants. The department has also received funding from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) for Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration. This funding helps area tribes downstream of the Tar Creek Superfund Site to perform studies to determine how their jurisdictions have been impacted from mine waste. Our department actively participates with the other impacted tribes to develop possible restoration plans to restore resources that have been damaged or lost.

The Environmental Department has implemented a recycling program at the Adawe Community Center and is hoping to branch out into the community in the upcoming years. We have also provided Will Rogers Middle School with a large recycling bin to compliment their recycling efforts. We are able to accept aluminum, plastics #1& 2, paper, cardboard, glass, cans, and old telephone books etc. Recycling can also be dropped off at Red Cedar Recycling Center located at 202 D NE in Miami.

Office staff consists of:

Cheryl Stafford, Environmental Director

Lori Bailey, Assistant Director

Tabitha Panvelle, Environmental Specialist