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Wildfire Smoke Presentation

May 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PDT

Event Title: Wildfire Smoke Presentation
Date: May 6th, 2023
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Location:  Via virtual participation on Zoom, or in-person at the Willamalane Bob Keefer Center, 250 S 32nd St Springfield, OR 97478

Join us for an informative Wildfire Smoke Presentation hosted by Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA) and University of Oregon student, Noah Sary. Learn about the effects of wildfire smoke on air quality, health, and ways to protect yourself during smoke events. The presentation will be led by Travis Knudsen, LRAPA Public Affairs, and will cover crucial information for individuals aged 65+ and lower-income communities who are more likely to be affected by poor air quality.

As a special bonus, attendees will have the opportunity to receive a free box fan and MERV 13 filter. Don’t miss this chance to learn about DIY methods of protecting the air in your home during wildfire smoke events.

We hope to see you there!

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Meeting ID: 810 9764 0147
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May 6
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PDT
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Willamalane Bob Keefer Center for Sports and Recreation
250 S 32nd
Springfield, OR 97478 United States
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