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Prescribed Burn Today (Aug. 8) at Morningside Nature Center

8/8/2018

As part of the Nature Operation Division’s routine land management practices, a prescribed burn is scheduled for today, weather and site conditions permitting, at Morningside Nature Center, 3540 E. University Ave., beginning at 10 a.m. and ending before 5 p.m. This is an ecological fuel reduction burn, which will be conducted with support from the Florida Forest Service. All public access to the park and living history farm will be prohibited during the burn.

In an effort to promote public safety, and to restore and maintain the health of our natural resources, the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs staff work closely with the Florida Forest Service, the University of Florida, Alachua County Fire Rescue and Florida Department of Environmental Protection, as well as the Gainesville Police and Fire Rescue departments. For additional information please call the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department at 352-393-8185.