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
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.
Funds are still available for District residents to replace their old, non-EPA certified wood stove, fireplace insert, or open-hearth fireplace with a newer, cleaner burning device, such as an EPA certified woodstove/insert or a natural gas, propane, or electric heating device.
This project is supported by the California Climate Investments (CCI) program, a statewide initiative that puts Cap-and-Trade dollars to work.
For more information and to apply, please click here.