The Grand Portage Reservation is at the northeastern tip of Minnesota. The Air Quality Program has many ongoing projects in order to maintain healthy indoor and outdoor air. These projects include monitoring for regional haze and particulate matter, indoor air quality, invasive plant removal, public outreach, environmental education, alternative energy, and climate change.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Fire Danger is High

The extremely warm and dry weather we have experienced this month has led to an early snow runoff and a rapid escalation of the fire danger in Minnesota. If the dry weather continues this spring it could be a bad season for wildfires.

Burning permits are currently required in Cook County, and there are already more stringent restrictions in the south-central part of the state.

Please be aware of sparks and fire when working outside this spring, and keep brush and trees trimmed back from your home. Cook County Fire Wise is a good source of information on protecting your property from fire.

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