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Prairie Burn (Tentative Date | Weather Dependent)

Crown Point Ecology Center
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This spring, Crown Point is undertaking a project to establish native prairie habitat for pollinators and other wildlife. One of the most important means of establishing and maintaining a prairie (inspired by nature and used by indigenous peoples in the US throughout history) is through the use of fire.

To that end, Crown Point is bringing in John Blakeman, a Certified Prescribed Fire Manager with Meadow Environments, LLC and the Ohio Prairie Association, to conduct a controlled burn in our meadowland.

We welcome anyone interested to come observe the burn and listen to John give a talk about native prairies and the role of fire in ecosystem management. A few volunteers will also be needed to help John and Crown Point staff control the fire using rakes and backpack water-sprayers.

PLEASE NOTE: One important part of controlling a burn is the fact that we have to do it when the weather is just right: not too wet, not too dry, windy but not overly so, among other factors.

Because of this, all dates are tentative - the even is completely dependent on the weather forecast.