Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Controlled burn scheduled for the St. George Island state park on Wednesday

 There will be a controlled burn at the St. George Island state park on Wednesday.

The burn will likely start after 10 in the morning.

It will cover about 120 acres on the bay side of the park between the youth camp and the East Slough bot ramp.

The burn will reduce some of the underbrush and other flammable material in the park.

Prescribed burning is done around Florida throughout the year to reduce the chances of wildfires.

Prescribed burns mimics natural fire cycles to restore healthy forests and reduce undergrowth that accumulates over time.