Governor Sisolak tours air quality monitoring sites, distributes preparedness handouts as part of Nevada Climate Series 2022

CARSON CITY, NV - August 17, 2022

On Wednesday, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak toured air quality monitoring sites and discussed the negative impacts wildfire smoke can have on the health of Northern Nevadans. As part of his Nevada Climate Series 2022, the Governor is distributing handouts for Nevadans to equip themselves with knowledge to protect their families from wildfire smoke.

Attached to this release are the English and Spanish versions of the toolkit.

“Last summer – Northern Nevada experienced the worst air quality on record from smoke that swept in from the Caldor Fire. That’s why it’s critical we act now and ensure we prepare families for the impacts of wildfire,” said Governor Steve Sisolak. “I’m proud to work alongside so many advocates across the State of Nevada to combat climate change and mitigate the negative impacts.”

The Governor first stopped at Washoe County Health District’s nationally-accredited air monitoring station, one of three sites nationwide that is working with the Environmental Protection Agency to monitor air quality associated with wildfire. The Governor toured the Reno4 National Core Multi-pollutant Monitoring Station (NCore) near Libby Booth Elementary School.

After, the Governor toured the Greater Nevada Field, home of Triple-A Baseball’s Reno Aces, to learn about the Purple Air, Co. monitor used to measure air quality. There are Purple Air, Co. air quality monitors across Washoe County to provide the most-accurate air quality measurements.

Pictures from the event can be found HERE.

The Governor launched the Nevada Climate Series 2022 aimed at bringing awareness to the impacts of climate change and ensuring Nevadans have the resources and knowledge to mitigate the impacts. Find resources to combat the effects of heat, wildfire and more on https://climateaction.nv.gov/

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