Category Archives: Agendas

EQIP Funding for Farmers and Ranchers

Through the Environmental Quality Improvement Program (EQIP), the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) provides agricultural producers with financial resources and one-on-one help to plan and implement improvements, or what NRCS calls conservation practices.  Using these practices can lead to cleaner water and air, healthier soil and better wildlife habitat, all while improving agricultural operations.  

Learn more about EQIP
EQIP Factsheet
Apply for EQIP

Get tips for GREEN resolutions in 2020

January’s issue of Air Aware has great tips for making eco-friendly goals in 2020.  Adopt one or all of these tips to help reduce air pollution AND improve your quality of life.  You’ll also find highlights of the 2019 Annual report and meet the District’s newest employees. 

Read January’s Air Aware here.

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

Oil and Gas Leak Detection and Repair Advisory

Pursuant to District Rule 3.26, companies operating oil and gas facilities in the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District will be required to submit their Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) reports for Quarter 3 by October 31st, 2019. Information on what will be required in these reports and where to send them can be found in the District’s Oil and Gas Registration Advisory  For more information on the advisory or on Rule 3.26, please contact Staff Engineer Andres Perez, at (530) 757-3677 or by email at aperez@ysaqmd.org.

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.

Get $$ For Replacing Your Old Wood Stove

Residents who live within the Yolo-Solano AQMD may be eligible to receive a voucher for up to $3,500 when they replace their old, inefficient wood stove or fireplace with a cleaner burning device. 

Low income residents are eligible to receive a voucher for $3,500, households with a higher income are eligible to receive a $1,000. This program is available to homeowners and renters. 

To find out if you qualify or to learn more about the program, go to our Wood Smoke Reduction Program page.

Winters Bike Patrol Featured in Air Aware

July’s edition of Air Aware features the Winters Bike Patrol – our Clean Air Champions of the Month. You can also learn how fireworks contribute to air pollution and what you can do to minimize the impact and meet the District’s newest team member.   Read the full issue here.

Spike in Air Pollution Expected Over 4th of July

This week, thousands of Yolo and Solano County residents will celebrate Independence Day with family and friends, backyard celebrations and…fireworks.  Officials at the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District (YSAQMD) want everyone, especially those with respiratory difficulties, to have a safe and fun 4th of July.  Follow these tips to avoid smoke from fireworks:

  • Stay upwind of firework displays
  • Close windows and doors during prime hours for fireworks (9-11 p.m.) 
  • Keep individual health conditions in mind when viewing firework shows

 

Newsletter Features Tree Harper Students

The June edition of Air Aware features our first-ever Clean Air Champions of the Month – Tree Harper. You can also find out the winners of the Clean Air Calendar contest and why you should Dump the Pump on June 21st.   Read the full issue here.