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News Release
Thursday, January 12, 2012

Fire When Ready: Prescribed Burn at Galveston Island State Park Moved to Friday
Windy Conditions Cause Officials to Postpone the 90 Acre Burn until Tomorrow

Galveston, Texas – Due to gusty wind conditions the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) has postponed the previously scheduled prescribed burn at Galveston Island State Park until tomorrow, Friday, January 13.  This decision was reached in cooperation with the City of Galveston Fire Marshal’s Office.

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 now 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 Friday another alternate date will be announced.  For more information please contact park officials by calling 409-737-1222.




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