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Woodstove Fireplace Voucher Program Starts Today

An opportunity to help reduce air pollution and save some money at the same time. The Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District is offering one thousand dollars or thirty-five hundred dollars, depending on income levels, towards replacing older inefficient wood burning stoves. Air Quality Specialist, Sam Longmire, says the funding is part of the Woodsmoke Reduction Pilot Program.

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Longmire says the target population usues wood burning stoves or fireplaces as a primary heat source for the house.

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The vouchers are availble starting today, May 23, and will be handed out on a first come first serve basis.  The vouchers can be used to offset purchase and installation charges.

Listen to Sam Longmire

Application information is avaiable on the Airdistrict webite- myairdistrict.com- or at particpating retailers in Nevada and Sierra Counties. Longmire says that there will like be more funding availble if there are more applicants than round one can support.

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