Greenville, SC [February 8, 2017] – During the fall of 2016 several Upstate counties, and areas in North Carolina, experienced wildfires that burned for many weeks. During this time the Upstate experienced hazy skies and air quality alert days.
During a February 15th meeting the Upstate Air Quality Advisory Committee will hear a presentation from South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) representatives. The presentation will include an update on air quality readings from ozone monitors located in the Upstate. As part of the update, SCDHEC representatives will also explain how the wildfires impacted air quality in our region.
The meeting will be held from 1PM until 3PM on Wednesday, February 15th at the Ten at the Top office (124 Verdae Boulevard, Suite 202, Greenville, SC 29607). Please visit www.tenatthetop.org to register and find more information.
The Upstate Air Quality Advisory Committee, coordinated by Ten at the Top, is made up of regional stakeholders that represent businesses, nonprofits, and governments that have a desire to improve the air quality in our region. Past projects coordinated by the committee include the Clean Air Upstate education campaign, an anti-idling campaign, and the J. Dan. Powell Electric Vehicle Charging Station Matching Grant Program.
For more details about the Upstate Air Quality Advisory Committee and tips for how you can help make our air cleaner, please visit www.cleanairupstate.org.