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Park District plans burns at parks

Published: Friday, March 28, 2014 11:18 a.m. CDT

WOODRIDGE – The Woodridge Park District will conduct prescribed burns in several parks and properties this spring, according to a news release.

The burns will take place through May 31 when weather conditions are suitable.  

Prescribed burns are part of a natural areas management process, will be conducted by trained park district staff or a contractor, and are supervised by an Illinois Certified Prescribed Burn Manager, the release stated.

Prescribed burns are a management technique used for improving site conditions for high quality native plants while reducing invasive weeds.

During the prescribed burn, smoke conditions will occur, but shall be kept to a minimum, the release stated.

If any community members have health situations that may be affected or irritated by these conditions, the Woodridge Park District asks that you contact them at info@woodridgeparks.org.

Prescribed burns are planned for the following parks: 63rd Street Park, Boundary Hill Woods, Caddie Corner Park, Castaldo Park, Crabtree Creek, Falconridge Park, Hawthorn Hill Woods, Heritage Parkway, Ides Grove West, Lake Carleton, Lake Harriet, Pond 54, Seven Bridges Park, Summerhill Park, Vicente Outlot A, Vicente Outlot C, Vicente Outlot D, Vicente Outlot E, Village Greens Golf Course, Westminster Park and Windy Point Park.

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