Recently, Tacoma and much of Pierce County was found in violation of federal clean air guidelines. While many factors contribute to pollution, you might be surprised to know that wood burning is the biggest single contributor to the poor air quality of our region.
Many partners have come together to improve air quality within the Tacoma-Pierce County Smoke Reduction Zone, offering programs and incentives to obey burn bans and be a responsible wood burner.
Air. On the Safe Side is the product of partnerships between:
- Puget Sound Clean Air Agency
- Washington State Department of Ecology
- Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department
- Pierce County
- City of Tacoma
The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency and its partnering agencies worked together to create Air. On the Safe Side. The campaign, funded by the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency and Washington Department of Ecology helps spread the word about complying with burn bans, removal of older, uncertified wood stoves and clean wood burning in an effort to keep our air on the safe side.