The Roseville Parks and Recreation Department will conduct limited prescribed burns at Central Park’s Bennett Lake, Willow Pond Park, Acorn Park, and the Harriet Alexander Nature Center today as part of the City’s Natural Resources Renewal Program.
Optimal weather conditions are required in order to conduct the burns safely. The burns were planned for early April but were not able to be completed due to rain and persistent windy conditions.
Experienced city staff and contractors from Natural Resources Renewal partner Stantec will carry out the burns according to permitted burn plans for each site.
Prescribed burns help improve the growth of native vegetation, including shrubs, grasses and wildflowers. The fires also help control weeds and other undesirable plants. Controlled burns safely mimic the natural burning process that helped form the prairies and woodlands of Minnesota.
If you have questions, please contact Roseville Parks Superintendent Jeff Evenson at 651-792-7107 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roseville Prescribed Burn Locations