Clean Air Methow is collaborating with the Okanogan River Airshed Partnership, the Colville Reservation Air Quality program, Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Reserve Board of San Francisco to host online workshops aimed at developing a “smoke-ready Methow” plan, on Nov. 2, 3 and 5. The first workshop is intended for the general public; the second and third are intended for agencies and organizations that might be involved in developing such a plan.
The workshops are:
• Nov. 2, 6:30-8 p.m., will help community members understand how smoke and air quality affect our lives and review the “smoke-ready” concept.
• Nov. 3, 9:30:11 a.m., “Strategies to improve our community’s resilience,” is geared toward tribal, county, city and state governments, and community programs and agencies.
• Nov. 5, 9:30-1 a.m., “Implementing Our Smoke Ready Action Plan,” will identify necessary steps.
Access to the workshops can be found at https://www.epawebconferencing.acms.com/smokeready2020, according to Clean Air Methow. For information, email email@example.com.
The attributes of a “smoke ready community,” according to a press release from Clean Air Methow, include safe, clean indoor air for everyone during oppressive wildfire smoke; widespread understanding of how to access and interpret air quality data; no smoke from unnecessary burning; and measures to protect everyone’s health.