Meet the Team
By actively engaging in environmental management and protection, IGAP plays a critical role in preserving the cultural heritage, traditional knowledge, and ecological integrity of Native American tribes. We contribute to the overall well-being of our tribal community by ensuring the sustainable utilization of natural resources and promoting a healthy and balanced environment for current and future generations.
What does IGAP do?
Aluminum Can Recycling
WCA IGAP has taken over the the aluminum can recycling program. IGAP staff organize the can crushing evens, shipping and outreach. Funds raised by the aluminum can recycling are used to support local youth programs.
Free Disposal/Recycling guide
Every year IGAP staff contact local business and individuals to see if collect any materials for recycling and upcycling. IGAP staff then create list of free disposal and recycle options and publish the list in the local newspaper.
In 2019 WCA IGAP took over management of the community compost and developed an outreach program to help educate the community about composting and how composting can help reduce the amount of solid waste that is shipped off island.
WCA IGAP has created a recycling program for old gillnets. Nets are dropped off by fishermen/women throughout the year. IGAP hires laborers yearly to clean and process the nets so they can be recycled.
10-Mile Pipe Water Test
WCA IGAP samples the 10 mile pipe for coliforms on a monthly basis. If coliforms are detected, weekly samples are collect and results reported until coliforms are not longer present.
Community Education & Outreach
IGAP continues to create and manage different events within the community of Wrangell to ensure knowledge is spread about a variety of topics including preservation, gardening, safety, subsistence, climate change adaptation, and more.