During the next several weeks, Naperville Park District crews will be conducting prescribed ground-level burns in various areas throughout the city in an effort to improve the habitat for native plants.
Weather conditions and wind velocity and direction permit only a few sites to be burned each year, during either the spring or fall burn seasons. Trained crews supervise the process, and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and Naperville Fire Department issue an annual permit to the park district for this activity.
Residents near the selected sites will be notified by mail that the Naperville Park District's Controlled Burn Program will be conducted in their area in the near future. For more information, contact (630) 848-5035 or www.napervilleparks.org.