Prescribed burn Piccaninnie Ponds Conservation Park

Thursday, 23 March

22 March 2017

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A prescribed burn is planned at Piccaninnie Ponds Conservation Park South East of Mount Gambier for this Thursday, 23 March 2017, weather conditions permitting.

The prescribed burn will start at 10:00am and should be complete by 8:00pm.

It will affect about 9.7 hectares of land in the Piccaninnie Ponds Conservation Park, near the end of ACI road, approximately 25 km South East of Mount Gambier.

There may be smoke impact along ACI road. Smoke may also be visible from the Mount Gambier to Nelson road. No road closures will be in place during the burn.

Access to Piccaninnie Ponds swamp section of park, at end of ACI road will be restricted during the burn.

The burn will be carried out by the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR). The crew will remain on site until it is safe to leave.

The objective of this burn is to reduce fuels in the area to prevent the spread of bushfire and to help the native grass species regenerate. It is part of a statewide program of prescribed burning planned to protect communities and assets at risk.

Prescribed burns will only be carried out when it is deemed safe to do so and may be cancelled at short notice.

For the most up-to-date information on prescribed burns follow @SADEWNR on Twitter.
A list of planned prescribed burns is available on the DEWNR website.


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