The Environmental Branch of the Meskwaki Natural Resources Department will start an outdoor Air Program called “Air Now”. Colored flags reflecting air pollution levels will fly at the Tribal Center starting Monday August 31st. The Flags will be checked every day. Here’s what each means:
GREEN -GOOD day to be active outside
YELLOW – MODERATE its a good day.
ORANGE – UNHEALTHY for sensitive groups.
RED – UNHEALTHY for all groups.
PURPLE – VERY UNHEALTHY – sensitive groups avoid outdoor exertion, everyone else avoid long outdoor exertion.
If anyone has questions or concerns please reach out to the Environmental Branch of the MNR at (641) 484-3511.