March 22 Prescribed Burn

Press release date: Thu Mar 22nd, 2012

March 21, 2012
Public Information Contact
Chris Tinney, Captain of Fire Operations
616-355-1023

For Immediate Release

Prescribed Burn:

On Thursday, March 22, 2012 a prescribed burn will be taking place in the City of Holland between the hours of 8am and 5pm. This will be occurring at the Window on the Waterfront in the area of East 6th Street and Central Avenue. The burn will be conducted by City of Holland Parks personnel with assistance from HDPS Fire Services and will be done so through procedures and practices approved as part of the permitting process.

Prescribed burns are utilized to suppress non-native weeds and stimulate native prairie vegetation that has been planted and cultivated in the area noted.

The Holland Fire Department will be monitoring conditions and will suspend and terminate the burn activities should weather conditions warrant it or there is a threat to life or property. Should this exercise be suspended, March 23, 2012 between the hours of 8am and 5pm will serve as the alternate date for the burn.

For further information, contact Holland Department of Public Safety Fire Operations: 355-1023