Prescribed Burns along Niagara Parkway

Prescribed Burns along Niagara Parkway

Niagara Falls, ON – For close to a decade now, The Niagara Parks Commission has successfully carried out numerous prescribed burns (PBs) on lands within its jurisdiction. Prescribed burns are conducted to encourage the regeneration of native prairie grasses and plants, while helping to control invasive plant species.

The warmer temperatures and favourable winds have allowed Niagara Parks staff to develop a tentative PB schedule planned to take place Monday, April 24 and Tuesday, April 25. All PBs are weather dependent and Niagara Parks staff will be monitoring an on-site weather station and tracking Environment Canada weather forecasts. The decision to proceed with the PBs is made on an hourly basis, as weather and wind conditions can change quickly.

The following Prescribed Burns have been planned for the 2017 season:

WHEN:
Monday, April 24 and Tuesday, April 25 (weather permitting)

TIMES:
Pending weather and atmospheric conditions, the burns will begin late morning and are expected to be completed and fully extinguished by late afternoon.

WHERE:
Ussher’s Creek Course – Located on lands adjacent to the 8th hole of the Ussher’s Creek Course at Legends on the Niagara Golf Complex;
Prairie Lot 1 –Located on the Niagara Parkway, southeast of the entrance at Legends on the Niagara Golf Complex;
Chinquapin Oak Block – Located on the Niagara Parkway, northeast of the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens;
Niagara Glen Slope – Located north of the Niagara Glen Nature Centre along the Niagara River Recreational Trail;
Lilac Gardens – Located north of the Floral Clock;
Paradise Grove – Located at the corner of John St. and Niagara Parkway in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

For more information, please contact:
Tony Baldinelli, Senior Manager, Communications and Stakeholder Relations
tbaldinelli@niagaraparks.com
(905) 356-2241 ext. 2206