The scheduled burn at the Riverside Natural Area has been postponed due to the uncooperative weather.


"We are watching the weather for good conditions to begin the burn process," said a post on the group's Facebook page. "First will be a couple of very small test burns to see how quickly the flame spread rate is going to be for the amount of duff that has been building up over the last few years. Once those tests are done we will proceed or break the plots up into even smaller plots to better control the burn process and thereby have a better burn off."


The plan is to first do two test burns of about 1/4 of an acre each.




On December 1, the Hamilton Conservation Corps will begin a controlled burn on 60 of the 200 acres of the Riverside Natural Area, as weather conditions allow.


The prairie grasses need the fire to germinate and it will destroy some of the unwanted weeds that have taken over some of the area.


According to the Corps's Troy Schwable, the burns will be conduc...

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