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  • Prescribed Burns

  • Beginning in November, Bolingbrook Park District will resume conducting prescribed burns in selected natural areas. Fire helps manage our natural communities by helping to control undesirable woody vegetation and are beneficial to native plants and wildflowers. It encourages new seed growth by removing the leaf litter off the forest floor, and allows sunlight to the plants so they can flourish. Safety is our highest priority. There are many variables which determine the sites to be burned; such as wind speed and direction, dryness of vegetation, and humidity levels. Due to these conditions, there is not set schedule in place as to which areas will be burned. The following natural areas are potential sites for the current season (November 2015-April 2016):

    • Indian Boundary Woodlands
    • James Boan Woods
    • Hidden Oaks Conservation Area
    • Lily Cache Greenway
    • Volunteer Park Natural Area