Prescribed Burn at Glencoe Parks

Monday, November 22, 2021

The Pizzo Group will be doing a Prescribed Burn at Robert Everly Wildflower Sanctuary (Linden and Jackson avenues),  Clara Dietz Bird Sanctuary (565-599 South Avenue), and Shelton Park (251 Harbor Street) on Tuesday,  November 23. Prescribed fire, also called ‘controlled burn’, is just one of the tools we use for natural area stewardship. Fire continues the necessary process that nature started thousands of years ago and it’s an ideal solution for:

  • Managing invasive species
  • Stimulating the growth of native plants
  • Increasing plant and animal diversity
  • Reducing woody growth

Prescribed fires must be performed by highly trained and experienced individuals who are familiar with existing site conditions. Without expertise, there is a risk of property damage as well as a risk to surrounding areas and people.

The Pizzo Group has secured the necessary permits from relevant Local, County and Illinois Environmental Protection Agencies