Controlled Burns

With Spring on its way you may start to see fires popping up, but don’t be alarmed, it’s all part of a plan.

The Naperville Park District has begun their seasonal controlled burns at various parks around the area.

The time of the burns are based on weather conditions like ground temperature and wind speed that allow the staff to safely control the flames.

Setting fire to prairie grass helps cut down on weeds and promotes growth for natural plants to take their place.

“It incorporates a little bit more of the biomass that’s on top of the ground into the soil, and adds a little bit of a fertilizer and also helps to generate some of the native seeds that are already in the ground,” said Tom Lynch Park Resource Staff member with the Naperville Park District.

Residents who live near burn sites have been notified by email about the burns taking place.

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