Our Programs

Mow Down Pollution – CommercialCommercial Lawn and Garden Program


The Problem:

The Denver Metro/North Front Range is part of a 9-county area that does not meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) national standard (NAAQS) for ozone.  As a nonattainment area, the region has to implement various planning measures to reduce emissions and bring ozone down.

In 2017, the State of Colorado submitted a State Implementation Plan (SIP) to EPA showing how the region would meet the federal standard.  Part of this plan included an emissions inventory of pollutants that contribute to the formation of ozone.  There are estimated to be over 260,000 pieces of gasoline powered commercial lawn and garden equipment in the nonattainment area.

The Program: The Mow Down Pollution – Commercial

The Regional Air Quality Council has developed a Commercial Lawn and Garden Working Group to review options and provide technical guidance to the Council as strategies are developed for future SIP work.  Commercial Lawn and Garden Working Group Meeting Information

If you have additional questions about the Working Group, contact Amanda Brimmer.


(Local Government, Lawn & Garden, Low-Emission Grant Event)

Tuesday, October 17th

Waymire Dome, Brighton CO

9:00am – 2:00pm

The Regional Air Quality Council will be hosting an event specifically for local governments, parks & recreation special districts, and private landscaping companies, to learn about grant funding opportunities for commercial grade lawn & garden equipment. For more information go to www.mowdownpollution.org/commercial

If you have additional questions about the event, please contact Kaylyn Bopp.