Category Archives: Announcements

2019 Annual Report Available

Yolo-Solano AQMD’s Annual Report is now available. This report provides a comprehensive look at the District’s air quality and its programs, finances and operations. 

We hope you enjoy this review of our work and thank you for your continued interest in Yolo-Solano AQMD. 

2019 Annual Report >>>

Cities offer tree rebates for summer shade

A number of communities in Yolo County are providing incentives to residents to plant trees, Trees help save energy, reduce air pollution, conserve water and contribute to the overall natural beauty of a neighborhood. Read this month’s Air Aware to find a rebate program in your town. 

Find December’s Air Aware here

owners of Dixon Turf stand by new harvester

Local business receives FARMER grant

Park Avenue Turf of Dixon is featured in this month’s edition of Air Aware. Read how this business received a grant to purchase a new harvester and help improve air quality. 

Read this month’s newsletter here

‘Don’t Light Tonight’ Advisory in Effect

A Don’t Light Tonight advisory is in effect for Tuesday, December 10, 2019 within the Yolo-Solano AQMD. It is in effect from midnight to midnight. Residents are asked to refrain from burning wood during this time.

Wood smoke has serious health impacts, especially for children, the elderly and those with lung ailments. Weather conditions that typically lead to increased air pollution from wood smoke are forecast, triggering this advisory.

For more information and to sign up for alerts, click DLT alerts. 

Do’s & Dont’s of Emergency Generators

Are you considering using a backup generator in the event of a Public Safety Power Shutoff by Pacific Gas & Electric?  Businesses and residents have different permit and registration requirements. Learn more about Air District requirements here.

Spare The Air Alert Issued for Weekend

A Spare The Air Alert has been issued for this weekend – July 27 and 28, 2019 for the Sacramento region. The Sacramento region’s AQI forecast for Saturday and Sunday is 129 – Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups. 

People who are sensitive to air pollution – including children, older adults, pregnant women and those with heart and lung diseases or asthma – should limit prolonged outdoor activity. 

Please make plans to reduce your driving because that’s the best way to reduce air pollution. Share a ride with friends, take transit or postpone errands this weekend to avoid afternoon car trips. During Spare The Air Alerts, Unitrans provides FREE transit rides, http://www.UNITRANS.com

Protect Yourself From Wildfire Smoke

Wildfire smoke contains fine particles that are unhealthy to breathe. When it’s smoky outside, take these steps to protect your health:

  • Stay inside and keep windows and doors closed
  • Reduce outdoor activity, even if you’re healthy
  • Use air conditioners and/or air purifiers with a HEPA filter
  • Avoid activities that create indoor air pollution like frying food, vacuuming and smoking cigarettes
  • Temporarily leave the area

December 11, Board of Directors Meeting

Download a printable version of the Agenda – December 11, 2019

Know Your AQI – Air Quality Index

Spare the Air season is underway.  As summer temperatures begin to rise, so do levels of ozone.  High levels of ozone may be unhealthy.

The Air Quality Index, or AQI, measures the level of outdoor air pollution for ozone or particulate matter (PM).  The higher the AQI value, the greater level of air pollution. 

Sign up to get air quality alerts and make a plan to reduce driving on high smog days. Learn more at sparetheair.com

 

Rule 2.27, Boilers – Rule Public Workshop Notice

The Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District’s will conduct a Public Workshop on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 1:00 pm in the District’s Board Room, located at 1947 Galileo Court, Suite 103 in Davis, CA 95618.

The purpose of this hearing is to discuss the proposed amendments to District Rule 2.27 for Boilers.  To see the draft rule documents (staff report and proposed rule language), please click here.

For more information, please contact Paul Hensleigh at: (530) 757-3650.