TEPA about

It is a principal goal of the Augustine Band of Cahuilla Indians (ABCI) to protect human health and preserve, protect and enhance the quality of the environment on the lands of the ABCI, while allowing for responsible and sustainable economic development.

In pursuing the goal to protect and enhance the environment of the reservation, the ABCI has established the Tribal Environmental Protection Agency (TEPA) to develop and implement environmental programs. The TEPA utilizes federal and tribal funding to build capacity and address critical environmental issues and concerns.

As a part of its outreach efforts, the TEPA uses this web site to share helpful information on environmental issues, and tips and tricks to live more sustainably with lesser negative impacts on our planet.