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Local Motion: North Fork Air Quality Study

North Fork Merchant Herald

Today on Local Motion we talk with three of the people involved with the North Fork Air Quality Study, a year-long project put together by CU-Boulder, the Western Slope Conservation Center and the Delta County School District. 

The project will use low-cost, portable and permanent monitoring devices to get baseline measurements of air quality in the North Fork Valley. 

The researchers behind the study say at the moment we simply don't have that information, so the data collected over the next year can be used for future research projects, or even debates about the future of energy development in the valley. 

Joining us for this episode of the show are CU-Boulder graduate students Ashley Collier and Joanna Gordon, the Conservation Center's Executive Director Sarah Sauter, and Paonia High School science teacher Ben Graves.

Our guests tell us about the origins of the project, what exactly they'll be looking for in the air,  and how the study is an exciting opportunity for citizen scientists and students in the area.