Environmental Protection Office

The La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians established the Environmental Protection Office (EPO) in 1999 to address water resource and water quality concerns. The EPO is primarily responsible for every aspect of environmental health and protection on the La Jolla Indian Reservation. Over the years the EPO has implemented many successful programs Including: CAA §105 Air Monitoring Program, CWA §106 Water Quality Monitoring Program, CWA §319 Non-Point Source Program, Solid Waste Program which includes managing the La Jolla Transfer Station.

La Jolla Environmental Office Mission Statement

The mission of the La Jolla Environmental Protection Office (EPO) is to safeguard public health and to restore, protect, and enhance the natural environment of the La Jolla Indian
Reservation while promoting traditional values and enhancing tribal sovereignty.

Vision Statement
Our vision for the La Jolla Indian Reservation is a well-informed healthy community, living in a clean and culturally sound environment, with the tribe’s stewardship and programs serving as a model for communities worldwide.