The Organized Village of Kasaan established its Brownfields Program to identify and clean up possibly contaminated sites in the Kasaan Bay Watershed. So far, we have identified 35 areas of concern. The sites consist of abandoned mines and prospects.
The basis of our Environmental program is the concern of our clean water and contaminated lands. We have over 35 mines in our area that pose a risk of contamination in the form of runoff from mine tailing. We also have concerns about petroleum contamination due to old canneries and logging areas. Our focus is on outreach and education for the town and surrounding communities to prevent any further contamination.
Some of the main projects we have been working on are, the Mining Symposium that has happened every year for the past 7 years. Educating the kids at the schools about transboundary issues through presentations and sharing educational information about petroleum contamination through community gatherings with spill kit distribution to those who participated.
Prince of Wales Island-Wide Mining Symposium VIII
Master Of Ceremonies: President Richard J. Peterson CCTHITA
April 25th and 26th, 2018, Craig, Alaska
Mining & Environment Working Together
“Leaving something good for the future”
This two-day event will be held at the Craig Tribal Association in Craig, Alaska. We are excited to have President Richard J. Peterson of CCTHITA as the Master of Ceremonies for this years symposium. An annual event, the Mining Symposium consists of sessions with presentations by mining representatives, governing agencies, interested groups, and residents of Prince of Wales Island. These sessions include current mining projects and mining issues that may concern the residents of Prince of Wales Island and Southeast Alaska. The agenda for this year is in development. We include lunch each day along with prizes, coffee, juice, water, and light snacks in the registration fee. The Mining Symposium provides a unique forum for information exchange and issue discussion among stakeholders, landowners, and the indigenous people of Southeast Alaska. Participants include Tribes, mining companies, power entities, regulatory entities, government officials, educational institutions, and many other concerned community members.
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For more information, please contact: LaNeice Congdon – OVK Brownfields Coordinator
phone (907) 617-8127 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org