Air Quality Programs
The Leech Lake Air Program was established in 2001 with Leech Lake Air Quality Specialist Brandy Toft. Within the Leech Lake Air Program numerous air quality projects have been initiated, completed, or ongoing, including but not inclusive to: diesel retrofitting and emissions reduction, alternative energies - passive solar and a wind feasibility study, radon testing and mitigation, burn barrel ordinance and recycling, indoor air quality assessments, and airsite monitoring for PM 2.5, dioxins, toxics, wet deposition mercury, and meteorological data collection, While being involved with and serving on a number of local, regional, and national organizations regarding air quality, the Leech Lake Air Program has established a number of partnerships with the local communities, schools, and organizations to promote air awareness and improve air quality for the Leech Lake Reservation. The Leech Lake Air Program works closely with the Green Team to further implement sustainable practices for the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. The Leech Lake Air Program strives to maintain and continue to build capacity, while protecting the health and environment of the Leech Lake Reservation.
The Air Program has made outstanding progress addressing a variety of air quality issues such as:
Indoor Air Quality Projects
Outdoor Air Quality Projects
The Air Program performs indoor air quality assessments addressing mold and radon issues to promote better indoor air quality for Leech Lake Reservation Members. The Air Quality Program has also worked on jurisdictional issues such as rewriting the Open Burning Ordinance for Leech Lake, developing an emissions inventory for the Leech Lake air shed, we will soon obtain Treatment as an Affected State (TAS) status, and by participating in a variety of workgroups and organizations to promote the Leech Lake Air Program and Tribal interests The Air Quality Program participates in as many outreach events/opportunities as possible via radio, newspapers, TV, events, schools, and individually to educate the public about steps they can take to better their air quality indoors and out.
Tribal Air Resources Journal
|Brown, Levi||Environmental Lands Director||(218) 335-7417|
|Toft, Brandy||Air Quality Specialist||(218) 335-7429|
|Harper, Sydney||Air Quality Technician||(218) 335-7441|
|(218) 335-7430 Fax|