Controlled burn planned for Friday at Champaign detention pond

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CHAMPAIGN — The city of Champaign plans to do a controlled burn of the native plantings on the slopes of the detention pond at Glenn Park.

The burn will take place Friday, weather permitting, according to public works spokesman Kris Koester.

This detention pond is one of three in the city that have natural plantings and are subject to periodic controlled burns to remove dead vegetation, he said.

The others are the South Second Street detention basin and Preservation Pond on West Washington Street.

A controlled burn at Preservation Pond may be done later this year, Koester said.

The work is done under an Illinois Environmental Protection Agency permit by a certified prescribed burn manager.

Residents living within 500 feet of a planned burn will be notified that it is taking place.

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