Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Detroit parks controlled burns

  • The City of Detroit will conduct controlled burns at two west side parks Wednesday. The Detroit Fire Department will oversee the blazes, which will cover seven acres at Rouge Park and five acres at Eliza Howell Park.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Detroit workers plan to burn weeds and other vegetation at two city parks.
  • (ClickOnDetroit.com)
  • Detroit officials say clouds of smoke are expected to be seen coming from Belle Isle and some other Detroit parks as controlled burns take place.
  • (WNDU)
  • DETROIT (AP The Huron-Clinton Metroparks have staged controlled burns on about 30 acres each of Oakland Countys Kensington and Macomb Countys Stony Brook parks.
  • (MySanAntonio)
  • The Huron-Clinton Metroparks have staged controlled burns on about 30 acres each of Oakland "It's a very good way to manage invasive species," Southfield park planner Merrie Carlock told the Detroit Free Press for a story published Monday.
  • (Daily Mining Gazette)
  • The city of Detroit will set a controlled fire Thursday on Belle Isle There will also be controlled burns at the Rouge and Eliza Howell parks sometime before April 15.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • The plants offer little in the way of food or shelter for wildlife and have displaced normal plants, said Southfield Park Planner Merrie Carlock. "They don't have any wildlife value," she said.
  • (Detroit Free Press)
  • All of the charred ground absorbs sunshine and heat. So spring growth of newly planted seeds will be accelerated. There are two more controlled burns planned for next week in Aliza Howell and Rouge Parks in Detroit weather permitting.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • Thats why our top priority remains working to control the blaze.
  • (ClickOnDetroit.com)

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