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About Us

Improved Air. Healthier Residents. Safer Communities.

The Oakridge Air program supports the Oakridge-Westfir community by connecting residents with resources that improve the area's air quality. Home heating upgrades, air filters, firewood, and education are among the resources provided. The program is made possible through an Environmental Protection Agency grant.

Why Smoke Matters in Oakridge

The communities of Oakridge and Westfir are consistently among the worst 20 communities in the United States for air quality. Our communities sit at the bottom of a bowl of hills, where bad air doesn’t move out. This makes our area especially vulnerable to pollution from old woodstoves and burning green, unseasoned wood, and wildfire smoke. Wood smoke contains tiny soot particles and is the primary source of our bad air quality days.

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