In The Spotlight: Prescribed Burn Week

Prescribed burn awareness week kicks off January 23rd. This event is to show the benefits of prescribed burns including reducing the risk of wildfires, helps keep down love bugs and helps wildflowers grow.

Here are some of the key points of the interview:

-Prescribed Burn Awareness Week: January 23-29
-Sections of Kate Ireland Pkwy will be burned January 25th, weather permitting.
-This event is to promote the benefits of prescribed burning.
-For more information call 850-893-4153 ext. 258

***The following is a press release from Tall Timbers:

The planned prescribed burn of the Kate Ireland Parkway is postponed due to unfavorable weather conditions

Tallahassee, FL – The prescribed burn of segments of the Kate Ireland Parkway (US 319/ SR 61 in Leon County, FL) planned for Tuesday, Jan. 25 during Prescribed Fire Awareness Week (PFAW) has been postponed due to rain in the weather forecast. The wet conditions will not be favorable for a successful burn of the Kate Ireland Parkway this week.
On January 19, the Governor and Cabinet of the State of Florida designated the fourth Sunday each year as the beginning of Prescribed Fire Awareness Week (PFAW) in Florida. The resolution recognizes “the important role prescribed fire plays in the health of our natural areas and the safety of our citizens and congratulate[s] those land managers who protect and maintain Florida’s natural heritage for present and future generations.” This year PFAW is January 23-29. The purpose of PFAW is to convey to Floridians that prescribed burning is a safe way to apply a natural process, ensure ecosystem health and reduce wildfire risk. In 1990, the Florida Legislature passed the Prescribed Burning Act to recognize the importance of prescribed fire as “…the most important tool for the management of Florida’s public and private natural lands and is critical to the restoration and maintenance of the ecological integrity of Florida’s uplands and wetlands ….”
For more information about Prescribed Fire Awareness Week or the benefits of prescribed burning, contact Lane Green, Executive Director Tall Timbers Research Station & Land Conservancy 850.893.4153, x239 or email: lane@ttrs.org.


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