Notice of Controlled Burn at Dean Nature Sanctuary

Tuesday, March 21, 2023 - 12:00am to 11:45pm

The Oak Brook Park District would like to inform the community that a controlled burn of the prairies at the Dean Nature Sanctuary located at 115 Canterberry Lane in Oak Brook is scheduled for Tuesday, March 21, 2023.  

While the burn is underway, you may see and smell smoke in and around the Dean Nature Sanctuary.  The burn is conducted by a team of licensed prescribed burn contractors who are on-site before, during, and after the burn is complete. Controlled burns are necessary for the health and development of native prairie habitats like those found at the Dean Nature Sanctuary. Without burns, invasive trees, shrubs, and weeds invade local habitats and shade out native plants.

If you have any questions, please contact Bob Johnson at the Oak Brook Park District at 630-645-9540.