The Regional District of Fraser-Fort George (RDFFG) will continue to work with the Prince George Air Improvement Roundtable in the near future.
The RDFFG came away quite impressed with the results of last week’s presentation.
“There has been a significant reduction in air quality in and around Prince George, it was really great to see the presentation that 50% of the wood stove exchange program is being used by rural residents,” says Art Kaehn, RDFFG Director.
He believes the recent improvements are a result of better effort and education.
“People are much more conscious of their environment and how they are affecting it through they’re living. Over the last ten years, I think it is showing that the overall air quality has improved as a result of everybody working towards that goal.”
Twenty-seven woodstoves were removed from the city’s airshed last year.
Anyone wanting to upgrade from their old and smokey woodstove can receive a rebate of $500.