EPA Awards Grants to Tribes to Improve Waste Management Practices

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded grants to two Native American tribes in Northern California to improve their solid waste management practices. EPA awarded a $38,553 grant to the Yurok Tribe and a $47,798 grant to the Karuk Tribe.

The grants follow “significant illegal dump cleanups led by a state-funded contractor with assistance from the tribes,” according to an EPA press release.

“The tribes will use the EPA grants to integrate and expand current recycling programs and develop a system to track current recycling in an effort to move their communities back toward sustainable waste management practices,” the release added.