City of Red Wing

Conservation Corps of MN to Conduct Controlled Prescribed Burns on Sorin’s Bluff on Wed. 3/22/17

Monday, March 20 2017 12:11 PM

The Conservation Corps of Minnesota (CCM) in cooperation with the City of Red Wing will be conducting a controlled, prescribed burn of select native prairie on Sorin’s Bluff/Memorial Park on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.  The purpose of a controlled, prescribed burn is to reduce invasive species in select areas and to stimulate existing prairie plants.  Prescribed burns are an important step of a long range management plan to preserve and enhance the native and restored prairie communities within the City of Red Wing.  The schedule for the prescribed burn on March 22, 2017 is dependent on weather and wind conditions; however, it is anticipated that the burn will begin around 11:00 am and be completed by 4:00 pm.      

Fire and smoke will be noticeable from great distances due to the bluff top prairie locations.  Memorial Park will be open and available for public use; however, residents and visitors are encouraged to avoid the burn area while the prescribed burn is taking place and while burn crew members are on the scene. 

For further information, please contact Steve Kohn, Planning Manager, City of Red Wing, at steve.kohn@ci.red-wing.mn.us or at 651-385-3622.  

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