The Mission of the WDEP is to develop and implement a Tribal environmental program that will encourage productive and enjoyable harmony between human beings and their environment; to promote efforts that will prevent or eliminate damage to natural resources and the environment; and to enrich the understanding of the ecological systems and natural resources important to the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes.
Initiated in 1995, the Wichita Department of Environmental Programs (WDEP) began its operations in response to identified environmental problems. These problems included illegal dumpsites and water pollution. With assistance from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the WDEP has expanded its environmental services with the addition of the following programs: EPA General Assistance Program (GAP) and the EPA Clean Water Act Section 106 Program.
General Assistance Program
Water Quality Program
The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The Wichita Tribe, with the exception of P.L. 93-638, (a) will not discriminate against any employee or candidate for employment because of sex, age, race, creed, color or national origin; and (b) will take affirmative action to insure that candidates are employed without regard to their race, creed, or national origin, except when required by specific program guidelines.
If you believe that WDEP has failed to provide these services or discriminated in another way on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex, you can file a grievance with the Environmental Programs Director in person, by mail, or by phone at the contact information below.