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Prescribed Burns Planned for Lake Arlington on 3/19/18

March 18, 2019 03:00 PM

Prescribed Burn Planned for Lake Arlington

Arlington Heights, IL – ILM Trusted Care of Land and Water will be on-site to conduct prescribed burns at Lake Arlington starting as early as 10am on Tuesday, March 19th.  Depending on the weather conditions – burning may extend into the early evening.

The Arlington Heights Park District’s Parks and Planning department manages a prescribed burn program to safely expose prairie properties to fire to protect and renew rare ecosystems.  Prescribed fires are an essential tool benefiting fire-adapted plants by removing old growth, leaving open spaces and ash behind.  The ash returns nutrients to the soil, to ignite new plant growth.  The new growth, in turn, provides food for wildlife such as birds and pollinators, including butterflies.

Smoke from the controlled burn will be visible in the Lake Arlington area and nearby neighborhoods.  Weather conditions will be monitored and burning may be postponed if burning conditions are found to be unfavorable.  A gentle wind may push smoke slowly across the area.  Residents are advised to keep windows closed to prevent the smell drifting indoors. 

The Arlington Heights Park District will provide updates for this controlled burn via Facebook, Twitter and online at

Facebook and Twitter: @AHParkDistrict


Who:     ILM Trusted Care of Land and Water

What:    Prescribed Burns at Lake Arlington

When:  Tuesday, March 19 | 10am - early afternoon/into evening

Where: Lake Arlington located at 2201 N. Windsor Drive, Arlington Heights, IL

Questions: Jack Giesler, ILM 847-244-6662


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