|Published:||Jan 15, 2013 11:33 AM EST|
|Updated:||Jan 15, 2013 11:33 AM EST|
HOBE SOUND, Fla. (AP) - Visitors to a state park in Hobe Sound will likely see a prescribed burn this week.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Jonathan Dickinson State Park will conduct a prescribed burn Tuesday. It'll consist of three burn piles - an area of less than acre - in the Girl Scout Camp.
State park officials say prescribed fires mimic natural fire cycles to restore healthy forests and natural communities, reduce undergrowth that accumulates over time and decreases the potential for wildfire. Burned lands experience an increase in native wildflowers, birds and other wildlife.
Online: Florida State Parks, www.FloridaStateParks.org
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