Plano Parks and Recreation and Plano Fire-Rescue are working together to rejuvenate some of the blackland prairie ecosystem at Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve with a series of controlled burns this month. The burns are expected to take place in areas west of Jupiter Road starting Jan. 25 and continuing through February. Days may vary depending on weather conditions. These prescribed burns give new life to the prairie as well as offer firefighters the training they need when it comes to helping fight wildfires in the region.
Controlled burns will take place on available weekdays between noon and 6 p.m., when both firefighters and park personnel can supervise them. The preserve will remain open during the burns, but immediate areas and trails will be closed during the burn. View the nature preserve burn map at http://bit.ly/2U8zgxD