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Toksook Bay Road Dust Control Project. Toksook Bay, AK Established in 1964 Population: 611 Community members reside in the village.

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1 Toksook Bay Road Dust Control Project

2 Toksook Bay, AK Established in 1964 Population: 611 Community members reside in the village.

3 Location of Toksook Bay 115 miles southwest from Bethel, AK One of 3 villages located in Nelson Island

4 Toksook Bay roads Approximately 4 miles of dirt road Road dust problems mainly on months of May to September Roads were developed in the early 1970s

5 Presentation to Clean-up Green-up crew Effects of road dust to human health Possible solutions on Road dust

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7 NTC IGAP Quarterly Newsletter: Volume 1, Issue 6 Issued out to every household in Toksook Bay Also issued out to NIC Villages environmental departments

8 NTC IGAP Quarterly Newsletter: Volume 1 Issue 7 Article wrote by SYETP employee. Issued out to every household in Toksook Bay and to NIC villages environmental departments

9 Speed Limit and Yield signs were posted first Posts were donated by Toksook Bay High School

10 Assembling the first Water- spraying trailer Trailers arrived in August Manufacturers supply to build trailers were on backorder.

11 Dust Control Workers with first completed assembly of Dust control water-spraying trailer Dust Control Workers were funded under IGAP ATVs were provided by IGAP

12 Water-spraying trailer in action Water was provided from a spring water pond Water-spraying trailers were used right after we received them in August 2011

13 Before Photo

14 After Photo

15 Mr. Felix with his testimony on the Dust Control Project – “Winga assikellruaqa, neqet pitekelluki. Imumitestun ayuqenrituq. Utumarirpallruuq.” – Translation: Personally, I thought this project was great towards reducing the road dust. Especially for the subsistence food that we dry in fish racks. The road dust problem is not like before. This project helped reduce our road dust problem here in our community


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