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October 13, 2023

Tired of your old wood stove? Save up to $2500 to replace it!

Our wood stove replacement grant program is back! Now is a great time to upgrade your old wood burning stove or insert to a new, more efficient and cleaner device! Learn more and apply here.
September 15, 2023

Fire-damaged structures & asbestos: A quick review of initial steps

Fire damaged structures and asbestos, what you should know…
August 28, 2023

Wildfire smoke & air quality

Wildfire smoke is a complex mix of harmful gases and particles As we approach fall, we are not out of the woods just yet from the threat of wildfire smoke. Last year our worst wildfire smoke days were in September (5 days) and October (1 day). It’s important to continue to take steps to reduce…
August 1, 2023

High temperatures contribute to ground-level ozone formation

Ozone is a harmful air pollutant formed on hot, sunny, summer days.
July 7, 2023

Outdoor Burning Restricted

Countywide restrictions are in place, effective Friday, June 30, until further notice. Recreational fires are prohibited, including backyard fire pits and campfires. Some devices with spark arrestors, like chimneas, are still allowed. Be sure to review the details here and contact us if you have any questions.
July 7, 2023

Summer Ozone Pollution…Harmful to Breathe

Summer is in full swing and so is the heat. As the temperature heats up, ground-level ozone pollution can increase. So what exactly is ozone and why should you care?
July 5, 2023

Fireworks display in Airway Heights leads to high AQI

On many Fourth of July holidays, including yesterday, our Airway Heights air monitoring site measures high spikes of fine particle pollution (smoke) due to a nearby fireworks display. The smoke levels measured were so high that the 24-hour average (midnight to midnight) was still in the Unhealthy/Red range on the Air Quality Index (AQI). The…
June 30, 2023

Washington Children and Youth Activities Guide for Air Quality

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) just released a revised edition of the Washington Children and Youth Activities Guide for Air Quality. For more than six months DOH has worked alongside stakeholders to create improved guidance that will benefit children when air quality is compromised. The revised guide is now available on DOH’s Smoke…

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