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Prescribed Burn Scheduled for Wednesday at Lake Harriet

January 7, 2020- The Woodridge Park District will conduct a prescribed burn at the Lake Harriet island on Wednesday, January 8. The burn will begin at 8 AM and continue throughout the day.

Original Article Published on October 21, 2019 - The Woodridge Park District will be conducting prescribed burns in several parks and properties this fall and spring. The burns will take place between October 22 and April 30, 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 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:
• 63rd Street Park
• Boundary Hill Woods
• Caddie Corner Park
• Castaldo Park
• Crabtree Creek Lot
• Cypress Cove
• Hawthorne Hill Woods
• Heritage Parkway
• Ide's Grove West Park
• Lake Harriet
• Mending Wall Park
• Orchard Hill Park
• Rosewood Pond
• Rutgers/Peters Basin
• Seven Bridges Park
• Summerhill Park
• Vicente Outlot A, C & D
• Village Greens Golf Course
• Water Tower Reserve Outlot A & B
• Wendy’s Pond
• Windy Point Park