Juneau: Mendenhall Valley Air Quality
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During these times of cold clear weather, the City wants to remind Mendenhall Valley residents that between Oct. 1 and April 30, the CBJ's Air Quality Monitoring Program ensures the Mendenhall Valley's air remains healthy.  Staff members monitor air quality data and if unhealthy concentrations of fine particulates are detected, CBJ will declare an air emergency.

During an air emergency, all woodstove burning is prohibited until the emergency is cancelled.

CBJ uses several methods to notify the public about an air emergency, including radio ads, road signs, online notifications and a hotline.

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The text messaging service is the newest method for Valley residents to stay informed.

Sign up for the free service here.

To find out if an air emergency has been called, the public can also:

Check the CBJ Lands and Resources Division website: www.juneau.org/lands

Visit one of the 12 neon yellow burn ban signs located throughout the Valley

Call the CBJ Wood Smoke Hotline anytime at 586-5333

For more information, contact Lands & Resources at 907-586-0224.stats

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