Wednesday, March 18, 2015
A controlled burn of 23 acres at Atlantic County’s Lake Lenape West Park in Mays Landing is scheduled to be conducted by the New Jersey State Forest Fire Service with assistance from the Atlantic County Division of Parks and Recreation on Thursday, March 19 at 11 AM, weather permitting.
Controlled burns are used to prevent forest fires by eliminating underbrush and leaf litter that can fuel fires. In addition, they serve to stimulate new forest growth. They are one of several measures the Division of Parks and Recreation employs to prevent fires.
Controlled burns are contingent upon weather conditions. The State Forest Fire Service requires three consecutive days without precipitation prior to conducting a controlled burn. Wind conditions and humidity must also be favorable.
For more information about the controlled burns, please contact Clayton Ingersoll, Atlantic County Division of Parks and Recreation, at (609) 645-5960.