News & Outreach

The Yolo-Solano AQMD has an expansive public outreach program. As a public health agency, keeping residents informed about air quality and how to reduce air pollution locally is a major piece of the District’s mission. Below you’ll find info on the District’s public outreach and education programs.

All About Air Quality

Ambient air quality can be an endlessly complex topic, but the bottom line is simple: we want to breathe clean air. What does that mean, and how do we get there? In our FAQs section you’ll find answers.

Air Quality Alerts & Forecasts

You can receive local air quality alerts and forecasts via e-mail or text message through our EnviroFlash service. You simply input your contact information and choose the nearest of our five monitoring sites. If you sign up for alerts at a certain threshold, you won’t receive a message until an alert has been issued. Five-day air quality forecasts are sent daily before noon.

Press Room

Seasonal Programs

Clean Air Calendars

Yolo-Solano AQMD runs a calendar contest for local students every year. Submissions are accepted during the month of April.

Don’t Light Tonight

The Don’t Light Tonight program asks residents to refrain from burning wood on certain winter days and nights in which our forecasts indicate the air quality could deteriorate.

Spare The Air

During the summer months, smog is our pollutant of primary concern. Smog has been linked to a number of health impacts, and poses risks for children and the elderly. Air districts from the Sacramento region collaborate on the Spare The Air campaign, which asks residents to drive less throughout the summer and specifically on certain days to keep our air cleaner. Cars and trucks are responsible for roughly 70 percent of the emissions that form smog.