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Prescribed burn at Oakdale Nature Preserve Park

November 17, 2023 - November 20, 2023

Fall prescribed burn season is here! A prescribed burn is scheduled to take place at Oakdale Nature Preserve Park beginning Saturday, November 18th.
Fire is an important management practice in maintaining and restoring ecosystems by removing undesirable vegetation, accelerating nutrient cycling, controlling certain noxious weeds, and promoting regeneration of native vegetation including grasses, wildflowers and oak trees.
Pizzo and Associates, LTD, an ecological restoration contractor that specializes in prescribed burns, will be conducting the burn.
Please pay close attention to posted signs, smoky areas, and burn crews. Certain areas of the park may be restricted while the activities occur.
Thank you for your cooperation and support of our environmental stewardship efforts.
For more information on prescribed fires from Pizzo and Associates, LTD visit:


November 17, 2023
November 20, 2023