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We are sponsoring the Antelope Valley’s first annual Valley Fever Walk, which is being coordinated with the AV Valley Fever Alliance. Because valley fever spores are endemic to our soils, it is an appropriate fundraiser for our small business. The event will allow us to share valuable information and raise funds for valley fever research.
The first annual walk will be held at Apollo Park in Lancaster, CA from 8:00am until noon on Saturday, August 12th. The event is free, family and pet friendly and open to the public. We will offer educational materials, food, drinks, entertainment, vendors, a raffle, face painting, and games for the kids.
As a small non-profit organization, our funds are limited. The event will require cash donations to cover costs, and donations of raffle prizes. All proceeds that are left over go toward valley fever research.
Would you help us by considering a donation of cash or raffle prizes or becoming a vendor? Not only is your donation tax deductible, but you will be mentioned in our program, as a contributor.
To become a sponsor or a vendor, please visit Paypal by clicking on the "Donate" link below, or mail a check to the AV Dust Control Group at 50260 85th St. W in Lancaster, CA 93536 by July 28, 2017. Thank you in advance for your generosity and support. Sponsorship donations in any amount are much appreciated, and we request a $20 donation for each vendor space. Receipts will be provided for tax purposes. Vendors must provide their own pop-up shade tents if so desired.
Nay Schuder standing beside our new weather station
We are excited to announce that we have purchased and installed a Davis Vantage Pro 2 meteorological station in Antelope Acres, CA. This weather station will allow us to see real-time wind speed, gusts and direction. Such data, coupled with sand transport data from Cox Sand Catchers, can help us to identify sources of fugitive dust in the area.
We have been pushing for accurate reporting of air quality in the western Antelope Valley for some time now, but the Air Quality District will not place a PM10 monitor in the area. Not to worry, because our new handheld PM10 monitor arrived on June 19th! We will soon have the ability to independently monitor air quality in the western Antelope Valley.
CW-HAT200 Handheld PM10 Monitor