Air Pollution Advisory SeasonMay 20, 2013
The U.S. Enviromental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed the Air Quality Index, or AQI, for reporting the levels of common air pollutants. The Regional Air Pollution Control Agency (RAPCA) monitors the air in the Miami Valley. If and when air pollution levels are forecasted to be high, an "Air Pollution Advisory" will be issued by the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (MVRPC) in conjunction with RAPCA.
Register to Win a Prize Pack of Battery-Powered Yard Equipment Courtesy of the MVRPC Air Quality Awareness ProgramMay 15, 2013
Dayton, OH - The Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission’s Air Quality Awareness Program encourages residents to take action to reduce air pollution. Ground-level ozone and particle pollution form when emissions from gasoline-powered engines mix with strong, bright sunlight. These emissions collect in a stagnant air mass and form air pollution. One of the suggested actions to reduce air pollution is to use battery-powered lawn mowers and yard equipment instead of gasoline-powered ones.
Save money, get fit with Drive Less, Live MoreMay 13, 2013
Gas is bouncing around $3.50 to $3.80 a gallon, and I-75 construction continues to make commuting a daily challenge. So now might be the perfect time to explore other ways to get around town – and the Drive Less, Live More campaign can help.
Register for the 2013 Miami Valley Cycling Summit WebsiteMay 01, 2013
Springfield, Ohio: The 2013 Miami Valley Cycling Summit planning team is pleased to announce the launch of the event’s website and registration page at www.cyclingsummit.com.
With the launch of the website, cycling enthusiasts are now able to register for the FREE 2013 Miami Valley Cycling Summit. Join key members of the Miami Valley’s cycling community on May 31, 2013, at the Hollenbeck Bayley Conference Center and the Courtyard Marriott, 100 South Fountain Avenue in Springfield, Ohio. Sessions will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 4:00 p.m. The featured speaker will be Mr. Bill Nesper, Vice President, Programs, for the League of American Bicyclists.
Don Patterson receives the MVRPC Regional Steward AwardApril 25, 2013
- Brian O. Martin, MVRPC Executive Director; Don Patterson, Mayor of the City of Kettering; Mike Beamish, MVRPC Board Chairman and Mayor of the City of Troy (L-R)
Dayton, OH – Providing thoughtful insights, understanding the importance of long-term collaboration, and his consistent leadership and commitment to the Region were just a few of the reasons why Kettering’s Mayor, Don Patterson, was chosen to be the recipient of the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission’s (MVRPC’s) Regional Steward Award. Mayor Patterson received the award on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at MVRPC’s Annual Spring Dinner which was held at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Club & Banquet Center.