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Prescribed Burn Season Begins in Forest Preserves

The controlled burns help restore ecosystem health to prairie and forest reserves.

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Smoke in the air? Don’t panic: Prescribed burn season is beginning in the DuPage County forest preserves. These controlled fires keep the local ecosystems in balance and tamp down the spread of exotic plants. For more detail on the practice, sign up for the free Introduction to Prescription Burns presentation to be held Sunday, November 5, at Herrick Lake and Sunday, November 12, at Churchill Woods. 

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