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Controlled Burns to Take Place

Controlled Burns to Take Place Spring 2019
Posted on 03/31/2019
Controlled Burns to Take Place Spring 2019

The City of Davenport will be conducting a series of controlled burns of prairie vegetation beginning the week of Monday, April 1st at the following locations:

  • Candlelight Creek at 46th and Brady
  • Fejervary Park
  • Transload Facility on Enterprise Way
  • River Heritage Park
  • Davenport North Rain Gardens
  • Lindsey Marina
  • Ground Transportation Center (garden)
  • Marquette Park (area around the creek near entrance)
  • Littig Detention Basin
  • Hobart Prairie

Controlled burns are a tool used to control the spread of invasive and noxious plant species, and promote the health of prairie vegetation. 

Depending on weather, burns may take place through June 1st.

Because controlled burns rely heavily on different aspects of the weather such as: wind speed, wind direction, relative humidity, plant moisture content, etc. we cannot provide the exact date and time the burns will take place at each location; however, at a minimum, adjacent/affected property owners will be notified and signage placed when burns are being conducted.

Burn permits and prescribed burn plans are in place for the burns to be conducted and the Fire Department will be on site to assist with burn control as needed.

When the burns are conducted, weather conditions are monitored for wind conditions that will conduct smoke away from occupied buildings.  However, closeness of some buildings to the burn areas may mean that smoke will be present and may enter buildings despite best efforts to prevent it.  It is recommended that persons with smoke allergies or asthma keep their windows closed when a burn is being conducted and for several hours afterwards.  These persons may also wish to leave their homes if they are able during the burn to avoid smoke exposure.

For more information on controlled burns, visit www.cityofdavenportiowa.com/naturalresources. ‚Äč