Mark your calendars to attend the PAMZ AGMBlackfalds 2017/06/28

The Parkland Airshed Management Zone's (PAMZ)  2017 Annual General Meeting will be held:


DATE:          Wednesday, June 28

TIME:            6:30-7:30 PM

PLACE:        The Abbey Centre

                       Program Room

                       4500 Womacks Road

                       Blackfalds, AB

This is your chance to get an update on the state of our air quality in central Alberta and find out what is being done to monitor and manage it.

Refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome to attend.

For more information, contact Kevin Warren, Executive Director at (403) 862-7046 or visit the PAMZ website at

June 7, 2017 is Clean Air DayPAMZ region 2017/06/07


June 7, 2017 is Clean Air Day

Help the Parkland Air Management Zone(PAMZ ) to make our air quality better on Clean Air Day and every day in central Alberta. Here are a few suggestions of things that you can do.

  • Reduce unnecessary vehicular idling by turning off your engine when you are stopped for more than 60 seconds, except when in traffic.
  • Reduce vehicular idling wherever possible by walking, bicycling or car-pooling to work.
  • Do regular maintenance on your car and keep your tire pressure maintained at the proper level.
  • Conference call instead of driving to meetings.
  • Avoid using wood burning stoves or fireplaces.
  • Take steps to make your house and appliances energy efficient.
  • Learn more about PAMZ and the air quality in your area by going to
  • Volunteer on one of the committees of PAMZ, your air quality monitoring organization for the Parkland region.
  • Take part in Clean Air Day activities in your local community.  For example, if you live in Red Deer:
  • On Clean Air Day, Red Deer Transit will be free for all riders. This is a great opportunity to try taking the bus where you need to go.
  • Take the Commuter Challenge June 4 to 10 in Red Deer and leave your vehicle at home. For more information go to and search “Commuter Challenge”.


                                                  Have a great Clean Air Day and year!


Public Meeting to Discuss Air Quality IssuesRed Deer 2017/05/17

Have you got concerns about your local air quality?

Is so, come to a public meeting held by the Parkland Airshed Management Zone (PAMZ) on Wednesday, May 17 from 6:00-8:30pm at the Snell Auditorium, Red Deer Public Library, 4819-49 Street in Red Deer.

The purpose of the meeting is to hear suggestions and concerns from you, the residents in central Alberta about your air quality, which will help PAMZ select air monitoring locations for our portable monitoring station in 2018.

Everyone welcome!

Snacks and refreshments will be provided. No pre-registration is required and attendance is free. For further information, contact: Kevin Warren, PAMZ Executive Director (403) 862-7046.

2017 Martha Kostuch Scholarship AvailablePAMZ Region 2017/01/31

Calling all High School Students Graduating in 2017!

The  $2500 Dr. Martha Kostuch Environmental Education Fund scholarship is open to high school graduates living in the Parkland Airshed Management Zone (PAMZ) region who wish to pursue a post-secondary education in a discipline that helps us understand, protect and improve aspects of our environment, like land, air, water, wildlife and biodiversity.

This could include, for example (but not limited to) disciplines which include such studies as:

The PAMZ region in central Alberta ranges from the Rockies in the west, Highway 21 to the east, Rimbey/Ponoka to the north and Crossfield to the south.

For more information about  scholarship requirements or to see a map of PAMZ, go to the link below or go to Resources at You may also email:

usr/Scholarship criteria for 2017 FINAL.pdf

Meet the 2016 Martha Kostuch Scholarship WinnerRed Deer 2016/08/30





Kevin Warren, PAMZ Executive Director presenting scholarship cheque to Poshika Dhingra (on right).

The 2016 Martha Kostuch scholarship winner is a graduate of Hunting Hills High School in Red Deer. Her name is Poshika Dhingra and she is an amazing young woman with a tremendous commitment to the community, as well as the environment. Not only has she achieved an outstanding academic record but she has also been an active volunteer at her school, providing leadership in many student events which give back to the community by addressing social and environmental issues. In addition, she has been very active in the Red Deer community, volunteering at the Red Deer Regional hospital as an emergency department assistant, visiting dementia patients at a local long term care facility and spending full days coaching new immigrant families.

Poshika plans to take a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology at the University of Alberta . She finds the field of Zoology fascinating because (in her own words) " it could have the potential solutions to major global issues such as conservation of ecology and the eradication of life threatening diseases in the world".

Poshika's career goal is to be a researcher in Zoology and a science journalist. "Bob MacDonald, one of Canada's most renowned Science journalist is my role model," says Poshika. "Just like him, I want to produce my own TV show and host radio talks focused particularly towards preserving wildlife."

The PAMZ Board wishes Poshika the best of luck in her future endeavors and looks forward to seeing or hearing her in the media in the years to come.

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