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Prescribed Burns Scheduled for Numerous Parks This Spring

February 1, 2013 - The Woodridge Park District will be conducting prescribed burns in numerous parks this spring. The burns will take place between February 6 and May 31, when weather conditions are suitable.

Prescribed burns are part of a natural areas management process and will be conducted by trained Park District staff. All burns are supervised by an Illinois Certified Prescribed Burn Manager. Controlled 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. 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.

Prescribed burns are planned for the following parks:
• Village Greens Golf Course
• Mending Wall
• Echo Point
• Orchard Hill
• Ides Grove East
• Ides Grove West
• Lake Harriet
• Hawthorn Hill Woods
• Lake Carleton
• Windy Point
• Triangle
• Westminster
• Vicente Outlots
• Farmingdale Unit #25