April 17, 2014 - DNR announces beginning of wildfire season
Wildfire season opened April 15, with 20 wildfires already reported in the state.
March 10, 2014 - NWCAA selects 2014 Partners for Clean Air businesses; Trident Seafoods Anacortes takes top honors
The Northwest Clean Air Agency has presented the Partners for Clean Air awards annually to businesses in Island, Skagit and Whatcom
counties since 2010. This year, 38 of the 407 businesses registered with NWCAA received awards.
Feb. 4, 2014 - "The Secret Life of Soot" - Check out this recent video from The Allegheny Front that explains what makes "soot" so unhealthy.
Sept. 19, 2013 - Fire officials lifting fire-safety burn bans:
July 23, 2013 - Community Energy Challenge news release: Community Energy Challenge receives $2 million from Northwest Clean Air Agency - More...
Feb. 14, 2013 - NWCAA awards $3.2 million for local clean air projects: Top scores given for greenhouse gas reductions More...
Jan. 23, 2013 - NWCAA ends no-burning request -
Air quality expected to improve today More...
Jan. 22, 2013 - NWCAA seeks analysis of proposed export terminal’s effects on local air quality More...
Jan. 15, 2013 - NWCAA seeks
voluntary burn ban this week - Air quality expected to be hazardous in Columbia Valley, moderate elsewhere More...
Example of stagnant air mass trapping
smoke close to the ground.
Jan. 03, 2013 - Air is smoky again in Columbia Valley area of northern Whatcom County More...
Dec. 11, 2012 - NWCAA awards local businesses for protecting air quality More...
Luis Gonzales from PeaceHealth accepting the Platinum
Award plaque from Mark Asmundson, NWCAA Director.