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San Joaquin Valley saw fewer wood burning restrictions this winter

Posted at 10:40 AM, Mar 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-01 13:40:14-05

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.