As part of its ongoing commitment to water quality and natural resource management, the City of Golden Valley has multiple controlled burns scheduled this spring to protect stormwater infrastructure, improve water quality and ecological diversity, and provide habitat and food sources for pollinators like bees and butterflies.
For controlled burns, crews will pile and burn buckthorn within the nature area after obtaining the proper permits and notifying the Fire Department and 911 dispatchers. Burns must also be conducted with proper wind conditions to minimize the amount of smoke that may blow across roadways or towards buildings. Area residents are notified before a burn.
The City of Golden Valley currently has seven controlled burns scheduled for spring 2022 (see maps below). Properties within 500 feet of these areas will receive a mailed letter detailing the projects and will be notified on the day of the burns.
For more information, visit the City website.