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.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Ambient Air Monitoring

The Grand Portage Air Program monitors for PM 2.5, which is fine particulate matter present in the air. Sources of PM 2.5 are fires, power plants, and any combustion sources. You can monitor the air in Grand Portage and all of Minnesota by visiting the MPCA website. On the right side of their home page, they have "Today's Air" posted. You can also visit AIRnow to monitor the nation's air quality.

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