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New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Media Center
DATE: October 14, 2009
Jim Martin, 603-271-3710
Barbara Fales, 603-271-1390

Media Advisory
NHDES and City of Keene Announce Kick-Off of City-wide Woodstove Replacement Campaign

You are cordially invited to join representatives of the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, the City of Keene, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Hearth Patio and Barbeque Association, and other interested stakeholders at a press conference to announce the beginning of a major air pollution prevention project at Railroad Square in Keene. Through this project, the State is directing funds, available through a regional environmental settlement, to the City for financial incentives to encourage local residents to upgrade their residential heating systems. This event marks the beginning of a 3-month campaign that encourages Keene homeowners who heat with wood to replace older non-EPA certified woodstoves with cleaner, more efficient certified woodstoves, pellet stoves, or gas appliances. The goal is to replace 100 woodstoves.

What: Press Event to Announce Beginning of Keene’s Woodstove Changeout Campaign – Stove Fair and Vendor Displays
When: Thursday, October 22, 2009
11:00 a.m.
Where: Railroad Square Main Street, Keene, N.H. (directions below)

Following the press event, guests will have an opportunity to ask questions and see displays of cleaner-burning wood and pellet stoves. A press packet will be available at the event. For more information, please contact Barbara Fales at (603) 271-1390 (e-mail or Corey Canning at (603) 352-5474 (e-mail

Directions to Railroad Square: Railroad Square is located just off Main Street in Keene, NH. Parking is along Main Street or side streets in the area.

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