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County Executive's Office

Prescribed Burn Planned for April 2, 2012 - Prairie Moraine County Park

March 29, 2012
Darren Marsh Parks Director Dane County Parks (608) 224-3730
Land & Water Resources

Dane County Parks is planning a prescribed burn at Prairie Moraine County Park for Monday April 2, 2012.  The park is a popular destination for hikers on the National Ice Age Scenic Trail and for dog walkers using the expansive dog exercise area.  The Park site is one of the best examples of a terminal moraine, the leading edge of Wisconsin glaciation, occurring over 10,000 years ago and covering much of the great lakes region of North America.  The native prairie landscape allows the pubic to view the unique features.

The park will be closed to the public during the burn, but will reopen when the burn is complete. Please be aware of the blackened ash and soot from the burned grasses.  After the first rain, the site will quickly green up again with lush vegetation.