Town receives airshed management recognition

The Town of Sylvan Lake has been commended for showing commitment to improving local air quality.

  • Jun. 4, 2015 7:00 a.m.

The Town of Sylvan Lake has been commended for showing commitment to improving local air quality.

The Parkland Airshed Management Zone (PAMZ) announced earlier this week that the Town would be recognized for its efforts to reducing vehicle idling through the development of an Idle Free Pilot Project.

The Town was one of five ‘ACTION HEROes’ (Actions for a Healthy Environment by Reducing Ozone) scheduled to be recognized during PAMZ Clean Air Day festivities in Red Deer on Wednesday (June 3).

Lacombe County was the only other municipality among the award recipients, and was recognized for implementing a similar pilot project.

A majority of Sylvan Lake residents who took part in a recent survey noted that pollution and air quality were their primary concerns associated with vehicle idling. Others cited environmental concerns, while less that half of respondents said they were concerned about effects on personal health.


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