clean air minnesota: wood smoke TEAM

Many Minnesota residents and small businesses utilize wood burning as a primary heat source,creating wood smoke as a result. While wood burning can be beneficial to the economy, it can also have serious health effects over time. Swapping out just one old, outdated wood stove for a new, more energy-efficient model is the pollution reduction equivalent of removing over 700 cars from the road per year. 

Clean Air Minnesota’s wood smoke team is working to maximize emission reduction opportunities from wood burning sources through a pilot wood stove exchange program, information sharing, outreach, and education. 

Contact Mikey Weitekamp at 612-334-3388 ext. 8109 with questions or to get involved.  



The wood smoke team meets bi-monthly from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the American Lung Association offices in Saint Paul. 

January 27, 2017
March 24, 2017
May 19, 2017


  • Tim Dalsin, Dalsin Manufacturing
  • Bill Droessler, Environmental Initiative 
  • Lisa Herschberger, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency 
  • Joe Holland, Holland Heart and Home, HPBA
  • Jon Hunter, American Lung Association
  • Charlie Lippert, Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
  • Kathy Norlien, Minnesota Department of Health
  • Pete Raynor, University of Minnesota – School of Public Health
  • Susanne Spitzer, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency 
  • Angie Timmons, Hennepin County 
  • Chris Tureson, Central Boiler 
  • Mikey Weitekamp, Environmental Initiative 


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Contact Mikey Weitekamp at 612-334-3388 ext. 8109 with questions or to serve on the mobile source team.