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Wildlife Park Community Program explains Prescribed Fire January 31

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on January 22, 2019

Community program educates about the purpose and benefit of prescribed fire

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, will host an informative community program about prescribed fire at 6 p.m. Thursday, January 31, 2019. This free program will be held in the Florida Room of the park’s Visitor Center.

In the coming months, Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park has plans to conduct a prescribed fire. The areas scheduled to be burned, called zones, are along US19, Spring Cove Road, and near Halls River Road. Park Rangers have spent the last year working to prepare these zones, including removal of heavy fuels that could contribute to excessive smoke, such as downed trees from recent hurricanes. This educational community program aims to increase awareness about the importance of prescribed fire and provide expectations for the anticipated burn at the wildlife park. Please contact Ranger Kate Spratt at 352-628-5445 with any questions about the program.

For more information on activities in Florida’s State Parks visit www.floridastateparks.org.

This event will take place Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park at 4150 South Suncoast Boulevard in Homosassa Springs, Florida.

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