Neighbor Amy Williamson describes the prairie burn at Winnemac park last week:
Photo, Eric Rojas
This morning, 12/6, landscape crews in Winnemac Park cut and rake prairie plants away from wooden fences in preparation for an upcoming controlled prairie burn. It is important for prairies to be burned periodically to kill off invasive plants, release nutrients into the soil and to germinate certain types of seeds. Established prairie plants have long roots and are not harmed by the fires.