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Prescribed Burns This Week for St. Sebastian Preserve State Park

St. Sebastian Preserve State Park
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St. Sebastian Preserve State Park

Sebastian - Tuesday May 2, 2023: The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s St. Sebastian Preserve State Park will conduct a prescribed burn on Tuesday , Wednesday and Thursday ; May 2, 3, and 4th, 2023, weather permitting.

This weeks prescribed burns , weather permitting, are:

  • Tuesdays burn will consist of approximately 1100 acres North of the C-54 Canal, 1 mile East of I -95, and West of Sebastian, Fl.  
  • Wednesdays burn will consist of  approximately 300 acres South of the C-54 canal, 1.5 miles East of I-95 and West of Sebastian, Fl. 
  • Thursdays  burn will consist of up to  2500 acres  0.5 to 1.5 miles West of I-95, North of C-54 Canal and North of Fellsmere, Fl. 

Prescribed fires are only conducted when weather parameters are suitable. The final decision to burn is made daily, after reviewing the Predicted Fire Weather forecast for that particular day and after obtaining a burn authorization from the Florida Forest Service.
Prescribed burning mimics natural fire cycles to restore healthy forests and natural communities, reduce undergrowth that accumulates over time and decreases the potential for wildfire. Burned lands experience an increase in native wildflowers, birds and other wildlife.

To learn more about prescribed burning, visit www.goodfires.org.

For more information on Florida’s award-winning state parks, visit www.FloridaStateParks.org.