As part of the District’s mission to protect human health and property from the harmful effects of air pollution, the District works to affect behavior change by educating the public on the primary consumer-level sources of air pollution such as personal transportation, major sources of air pollution and its health impacts. As such, the District provides a variety of programs and related information to better inform, engage and serve our communities.
Spare The Air
From May 1 through October 31, when ground level ozone is forecast to reach 126 or higher, a Spare The Air advisory is issued, asking residents to lower their emissions and drive less.
Don’t Light Tonight
The Don’t Light Tonight program is a voluntary curtailment rprogram that runs from November 1 through the end of February, asking residents to refrain from burning wood on certain days to help lower particulate pollution the air.
Wildfire Smoke Information
Wildfires are becoming a frequent occurrence in our state and region it is important to stay informed and updated regarding smoke and air quality. Here you will find a variety of maps, health information and tips.
Outdoor Physical Activity (During a Wildfire)
During a wildfire incident, smoke can become an issue, especially if it lingers and becomes stagnant in our region. Smoke can impact anyone, regardless of age, health or fitness level. This page provides some information on outdoor physical activity during such an incidence.