Press Releases

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4/28/2023: Spare The Air Begins May 1st
4/20/2023: Local Students Share Air Quality Messages Through Artwork
$4.29 Million Available Through Air District Incentive Programs
3/13/2023: $476,725 Available in Clean Air Fund Grants
3/9/2023: Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District Announces New Executive Director
3/1/2023: Student Artists Invited to Participate in Clean Air Art Contest
2/24/2023: YSAQMD Announces New Weather and Air Monitoring Station at Markham Elementary


10/24/2022: Don’t Light Tonight Season Begins November 1st
8/18/2022: Spare the Air Alert Issued for August 19, 2022
6/28/2022: YSAQMD Announces Passing of Executive Director Mat Ehrhardt, P.E.
6/21/2022: District Awards $503,275 for Clean Air Projects
4/26/2022: Spare The Air Begins May 1st
3/7/2022: $421,000 Available in Clean Air Fund Grants 
1/1/2021: Local Student Art Featured in 2022 Clean Air Calendar


11/1/2021: Don’t Light Tonight Season is Here!
8/24/2021: Young Artists are Invited to Participate in Annual Clean Air Calendar Contest
6/17/2021: Spare the Air Alert Issued for Friday, June 18 in Yolo-Solano Air District
3/9/2021: $400,000 Available in Clean Air Fund Grants


12/14/2020: Vacaville Unified School District Receives First-Ever Battery Electric Bus
11/18/2020: Local Student Art Featured in 2021 Clean Air Calendar
10/27/2020: Yolo-Solano Air District Annual ‘Don’t Light Tonight’ Program Begins November 1
8/31/2020: Yolo-Solano AQMD Extends Air Quality Alert
8/19/2020: Yolo-Solano AQMD Issues Air Quality Warning
7/30/2020: Deadline Extended for Clean Air Calendar Entries
6/11/2020: Deadline Extended for 2020 Clean Air Funds
5/21/2020: Clean Air Calendar Contest Now Open to K-12 Students
2/26/2020: Clean Air Funds Available for Yolo and Solano Projects
2/18/2020:  $10M Available for Alternative Fuel Infrastructure


10/9/2019: Air District Urges Caution Using Generators During Power Shutoffs
10/4/2019: Vouchers Available for Replacement of Old Wood Stoves
9/5/2019:  Funding Available for Bike Infrastructure at Yolo Schools
7/2/2019:  Spike in Air Pollution Expected Over 4th of July
6/6/2019:   Contest Shows Student Artists Care About The Air
4/12/2019: Air Quality District Seeks Submissions for Calendar Contest 
1/3/2019:  Hearing Board Member Vacancy


11/09/2018:  Air Quality Advisory Due to the Camp Fire
10/30/2018:  ‘Don’t Light Tonight’ Season Starts November 1st
10/22/2018:  Woodsmoke Reduction Program Now Open to Everyone
08/06/2018:  Air Quality Advisory for the Week of August 6, 2018
07/02/2018:  Air Quality Advisory the Week of July 2, 2018
06/30/2018:  Air Quality Advisory June 30 and July 1, 2018
06/25/2018:  Wood Smoke Reduction Program
05/10/2018:  Winners of the 2019 Clean Air Calendar Contest
04/26/2018:  Get Ready to Spare The Air!
02/26/2018:  Clean Air Calendar Contest Now Open to K-12 Students
02/01/2018:  Now Accepting Applications for 2018 Clean Air Funds Program
01/30/2018:  Why You Shouldn’t Burn Wood This Winter