The Conservation Corps of Minnesota and Iowa in cooperation with the City of Red Wing will be conducting controlled, prescribed burns of select native prairie at Memorial Park/Sorin’s Bluff today.
The purpose of the burn is to reduce invasive species in select areas and to stimulate existing prairie plants.
The schedules for the prescribed burns are dependent on weather and wind conditions; however, it is anticipated that the burns will begin around noon.
Fire and smoke will be noticeable from great distances due to the bluff top prairie locations.
Memorial Park will be open and available for public use; however, residents and visitors are encouraged to avoid the burn areas while the prescribed burn is taking place and while burn crew members are on the scene.