Burn ban enacted for all district properties

first_img Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The St. Johns River Water Management District is enacting a burn ban for all district-owned properties effective immediately and will remain in place until further notice. The burn ban is necessary due to prolonged dry conditions that are favorable to wildfire.“We work hard to provide access to quality recreational opportunities on district lands and understand camping and camp fires are a big part of that experience for many,” said St. Johns River Water Management District Executive Director Dr. Ann Shortelle. “We are calling on all visitors to our lands to work with us to decrease the chance of wildfires during these extremely dry conditions. Our staff continues to work with partnering agencies to combat wildfires across the state, and we need an all-hands-on-deck approach to mitigate the dangers until conditions improve.”The burn ban prohibits open burning, including campfires, bonfires, trash burning and any other incineration on district property and applies to all visitors, including campers currently on property and those with permits for future dates. Many counties have also enacted similar bans across Florida. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear TAGSBurn Ban Previous articleFoodies embrace culinary travel trendNext articleCommunity cleanup in Zellwood this weekend Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more