Akwesasne Selected for EPA Recreation Economy for Rural Communities Award
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe and partners are bringing the Tribal community together to build on the Tribe’s cultural tourism, economic development, and infrastructure strategies. Some of those developments include a new heritage center, an art gallery, and the creation of green park spaces along the St. Regis River located in downtown Akwesasne. The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is one of twenty-five communities selected as partners for Recreation Economy for Rural Communities planning assistance in 2022.
Akwesasne is the first Native Tribe to be selected for the technical assistance award.
The RERC process will aid in developing the region’s rich natural and cultural resources to strengthen the local economy and grow opportunities around the outdoor recreation economy and nature-based tourism while improving outdoor amenities.