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Prescribed Burn Occurring at Lake Harriet Island on April 15

A brush pile on the island at Lake Harriet  will be burned this afternoon as part of the District’s efforts to improve the vegetation on the island.

The Woodridge Park District typically conducts prescribed burns in parks and properties in the spring and fall when weather conditions are suitable. Prescribed burns are part of a natural areas management process and will be conducted by trained Park District staff or a contractor. All burns are supervised by an Illinois Certified Prescribed Burn Manager. Prescribed burns are a management technique used for improving site conditions for high quality native plants while reducing invasive weeds.

During prescribed burns, smoke conditions will occur, but shall be kept to a minimum. Should any of your family members have health situations that may be affected or irritated by these conditions, please contact us so that we may properly plan to avoid any problems. Visit the Rainout Line webpage or subscribe for alerts via the Rainout Line app to receive prescribed burns updates.

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