The San Joaquin Valley saw fewer wood burning restrictions this winter and fewer violations overall.
Kern County had 17 less notices of violation in the 2016-2017 season than in the 2015-2016 season. The county also had less “No burning unless registered” days.
Check Before You Burn runs each winter from November through February and helps minimize the build-up of pollution in the Valley.
Valley residents wanting to switch out older wood-burning devices for a cleaner model can still take advantage of the District’s Burn Cleaner grants which provide $1,000 for certified wood, pellet inserts, freestanding stoves or natural gas inserts or $2,500 for eligible low-income applicants for all devices.
Beginning today, the District will no longer issue a daily residential wood burning status for each county.
For more information on registering clean burning devices, click here.