Photo courtesy of the Methow Conservancy
Smoky skies predominated in the Methow Valley for much of the summer.

“Smoke in the Air: A community conversation about air quality and health” is the topic for the Methow Conservancy’s “First Tuesday” program on Oct. 3.

The free program, at the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp, begins at 7 p.m.

Dr. Raleigh Bowden and Elizabeth Gribble Walker, PhD, with the Methow Valley Clean Air Project, will talk about our local air pollution, its impact on health, controllable vs. uncontrollable sources, how to find and interpret real-time air quality information, how to protect your health in hazardous air pollution episodes, and how we can protect vulnerable populations and keep our Methow air clean.

The presentation will be followed by an audience-driven panel discussion and Q&A session with several experts in various air-quality and health fields.
For more information, call 996-2870 or email