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The Hinsdale Public Services Department conducts annual prescribed burns on two natural areas located on Village owned parcels. These locations are the Charleston Road Aquatic Garden and the Hinsdale Prairie. The Charleston Road Aquatic Garden is a 1.5 acre site located in the center of Charleston Road, off of County Line Road (across from Katherine Legge Memorial Park). The Hinsdale Prairie is a 3 acre parcel located on the west side of Jackson Street between 7th and 8th Streets.
Prescribed burns are an effective form of weed control and also help invigorate native plant growth. Timing of a prescribed burn is sensitive and must be performed before native plants begin actively growing. Public Services have scheduled the prescribed burn for the week of March 29, 2022, weather dependent. The burns will be completed in one day and will occupy approximately 6 hours.