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News & Notices


February 12, 2024

Ecology’s Overburdened Communities Program

The Washington State Department of Ecology has identified 16 areas of the state, including an area in Spokane County, as overburdened communities.
February 8, 2024

International Aerospace Coatings is the 2024 Clean Air Award winner

IAC is recognized for their exemplary work to reduce emissions at their Spokane facility, where approximately 150 aircraft are painted each year.
December 19, 2023

Understanding Weather Phenomena and Their Impact on Air Quality

Understanding and responding to weather phenomena can contribute to maintaining healthier air quality.
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.

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Media Contact

Lisa Woodard, Communications/Outreach

Office: 509-477-4727 ext. 115

Mobile: 509-863-2463