Prescribed Burn Today (May 9) at Boulware Springs


As part of the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department Nature Operation Division’s routine land management practices, a prescribed burn is scheduled for today, weather and site conditions permitting, at Boulware Springs Nature Park, 3400 SE 15th St., 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. The burn will be conducted in the restoration area of the property, and all public access to the northern portion of the park will be prohibited.

Information about the burn is being made available to the local media. 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.