Prevent the Spread of Respiratory Diseases!
Please see the following recommendations on how to help to prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19 and influenza. Being consistent with good personal hygiene practices is essential, as well as staying home when you are sick.
2020 Oneida Earth Day Tree Giveaway
Beat the rush! Volunteer to clean up Oneida and order your plants early! There is a limit of 2 plants per species and 6 plants total per household (Nation members only).
Date: Saturday, May 9th, 2020
Earth Day Clean-Up
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Oneida Lake
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Little Bear Development Center
Please contact Laura Manthe @ 920-496-5360 or Melissa Johnson @ 920-869-4582 with any questions.
Click on the link below for more information on this year’s tree and shrub list:
Natural Areas News
On^yote?a ka Lake:
Annual closing of upper lot and restroom facility-
Once again in the winter season the the upper parking lot and bathrooms will be closed beginning Dec 1 . There will be no snow removal on the upper lot over winter. Ice fishers can access the lake at the lower lot/boat landing. The bathrooms and changing rooms will be locked over winter and reopen April 1.
Check out the On^yote?a ka Lake our newest Natural Area! OneidaLakePamphlet
The Environmental Resource Board recently met to address a number of concerns and complaints to EHSD and ERB concerning smoking on the beach and near the restroom at Onyata’a:ka Lake, as well as complaints concerning cigarette butts disposed of on the beach and in the lake. The Board agreed that smoking should not be allowed in the areas most frequented by families and children. As of August 22, 2016 there will be No Smoking allowed within 30 feet of the beach and the restrooms. Smoking is still allowed in other areas of the lake. Please be respectful and dispose of your butts properly.
Enjoying your visit to Onyota’a:ka Lake
The Oneida community has been enjoying many of the recreational properties of the Oneida Reservation this summer, including the new Onyota’a:ka Lake. As part of the efforts to keep the property safe and enjoyable for all users the Onyota’a:ka Lake team would like remind all that the use of alcohol and fireworks/open fires is prohibited and there is no smoking on or near the beach and restrooms. The lake, as well as all Oneida recreational areas, belongs to the community to be shared, and the opportunities for activities are to be enjoyed in a respectful manner. Additionally, camping and use of any motor vehicles on grounds is prohibited. The Onyota’a:ka Lake team is pursuing further expansion of the property and amenities, which will include playground equipment and complete camping opportunities as the lake site continues to develop in the future. Violations of any of these prohibitions, or others including leaving trash, bringing pets or damage to property may carry forfeitures of $300 – $900. We thank everyone for responsibly sharing the recreational areas, and invite youth and elders, families and friends to enjoy the scenic landscapes. The Oneida Nation has many resources and strives to create a beautiful and healthy environment for our community. Yaw^ko and enjoy your visit!
North County Rd U south of Shady Lane:
The DOT has partnered with Oneida for a 74 acre wetland mitigation on County Hwy U
DOT Wetland Mitigation Bank
TERP Public Record
The Tribal Environmental Response Program public record is a record of sites where activities have been overseen by the TERP. This record includes the general site location, date of TERP notification to, type of TERP response, material released, environmental impact, and TERP actions. This record also provides a listing of “historical sites” that are frequently brought to the attention of the TERP.
State Farm Grazing Project
Many questions have come up about the project at the former State Farm on County Road U.
Please see the fact sheet below for more information. Click here for a printable version of the fact sheet.
This project will benefit Oneida by:
Permanent pasture and grazing will improve soil and plant health by promoting uptake of water and nutrients by plants; and minimize surface runoff containing soil and nutrients. By using the land for grazing instead of row cropping, the smell of manure will be minimized because there will no longer be manure spreading taking place. These practices will also enhance the protection of the nearby trout stream (Trout Creek) and help the Oneida Nation move towards food sovereignty.
Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)
CWD-A REAL THREAT
CWD was first detected in Wisconsin in 2002 and has the potential for a significant, negative impact on the health of the deer population and deer harvesting. Minimizing the spread of this contagious disease a responsible goal for natural resource management.
In alignment with this goal, please see the NEW RECOMMENDATIONS FOR DEER HARVEST DISPOSAL for the 2019 harvest season.
CWD is an undeniable threat to our deer and elk populations. Read more about the disease and how it is transmitted, risks to human health, and prevention methods you can take here:
Oneida Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) 2018-2022
This plan identifies health priorities, goals, and strategies that build the foundation for a healthier community. As a participating partner in the Oneida Community Health Improvement Plan, EHSLD endorses this plan and is committed to improve health in the Oneida Community.
Please click on the link below to review the 2018-2022 Oneida Community Health Improvement Plan:
Backyard Chicken Safety
Safe Handling of Harvest Vension
It is important to control the temperature of harvested game and take steps to minimize cross contamination while field dressing deer. Make sure to review the following information regarding safe handling of venison to limit the growth of pathogens and prevent food borne illness this hunting season!
Carbon Monoxide-A Silent Killer
Carbon monoxide can be lethal. In the winter months, there is an increased risk of poisoning as appliances that use fuel are used more. Know signs of poisoning and take preventative measures to protect yourself and your family.
Oneida Lake Closure
CLOSURE OF ONEIDA LAKE starting Friday, February 14, 2020.
By order of the Oneida Conservation Department:
It has been determined that due to ongoing construction activities, lake levels will be fluctuating in the coming weeks. This can create unsafe ice conditions.
Therefore, the Oneida Lake area will be closed to the public beginning Friday, February 14, 2020 and scheduled to re-open on May 1, 2020.
Oneida Police Department officers and Oneida wardens will be patrolling the area on a regular basis and can issue citations for anyone in the restricted area during the closure period.
If you have any questions regarding the lake closure, please feel free to call the Conservation Office at 920.869.1450.