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Public Safety News
City of Galveston
News Release
Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire: Prescribed Burn at Galveston Island State Park
this Thursday

90 Acre Burn Part of Natural Resource Management

Galveston, Texas – The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD), in cooperation with the City of Galveston Fire Marshal’s Office, will conduct a prescribed burn at Galveston Island State Park this Thursday, January 12, weather permitting. 

The burn will encompass 90-acres on the beachside of the park, south of FM 3005.  Prescribed burns are an integral part of natural resource management.  By eliminating the dead grasses and woody species that have accumulated, biologists hope to restore the plant community to healthy conditions.  Additionally, removing the brush will help reduce the potential for summer wildfires by decreasing the available fuel load.

TPWD officials will be onsite throughout the duration of the burn to monitor conditions.  If weather conditions prevent the burn from taking place this Thursday an alternate date will be announced.  For more information please contact park officials by calling 409-737-1222.




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