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Prescribed Burning Planned
May 19 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
(*This announcement will appear several times during this period.)n nState park staff members are planning to conduct prescribed burns atnWeymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve starting in January and ending innJuly 2011. n nI. The day of the burns will depend on weather conditions. On the day of the burn state park staff will notify area radio stations.n n*If you live near the preserve and would like to be notified the day a burnnis planned let us know. We will be glad to call or e-mail you.n nII. Periodic prescribed burns reduce hazardous fuel accumulations and improve wildlife habitat.n nMany native southeast plant and animals are dependent on fire. Originallynlighting strikes ignited these fires which swept across large areas of thensoutheast roughly every two to five years.n nIII. To learn more about the role of fire in the Sandhills we invite you tonvisit our Nature Museum which explains fire ecology, prescribed burning, and how plants and animals deal with fire.n nGuided hikes and programs are given on Sundays at 3:00 pm April – November.nStaff members are also available to answer questions at any time.n nPhotos and detailed information about the park are available atnwww.ncparks.gov n nOur office hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday – Friday.nContact us at 910-692-2167 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org Ft. Bragg RoadnSouthern Pines, NCn910-692-2167