Earlier this week, the Sarasota County Board of County Commissioners issued a proclamation designating May 2-6 as Air Quality Awareness Week.
The Sarasota County Air program has monitored air quality since 1985 and currently reports it to the community through the Air Quality Index, alerting residents of current air quality conditions and pollutants in Sarasota County. With four monitoring stations located throughout the county, data is presented in real-time for levels of ozone and other particulate matter that can impact at risk residents such as those with asthma or respiratory conditions. Sarasota County meets all national air quality standards, and the county’s air quality continues to improve as a result of local, state and federal policies.
Sarasota County, located on the Gulf coast of Florida, is a premier community that features arts, culture, manufacturing, fine dining, professional sports, eco-tourism and the best beaches in the United States. Approximately 417,000 residents live within the county's unincorporated area and four municipalities, the cities of Sarasota, North Port and Venice, and the town of Longboat Key. Sarasota County government works closely with these municipalities as well as nonprofit organizations, volunteers and others to provide a superior level of service to its residents, businesses and visitors. For more information, visit www.scgov.net or call the Sarasota County Contact Center at (941) 861-5000.