Red Tail Run – Prescribed Burn

Decatur Park District staff will be conducting prescribed burns on March 14, 2023 at Red Tail Run. Golf Club.

Safety is our highest priority. Our key goal is to keep smoke from blowing towards homes, roadways, and other smoke-sensitive areas. Local police and fire officials are notified when and where burns will take place, so they can respond to people who report that they are seeing smoke from an area.

Fire is a natural process that shaped the Illinois landscape. Prescribed burning is an efficient and effective tool used to manage prairie and woodland habitat and maintain a healthy diversity of plants and animals.