Crews burn Baker Wetlands south of 31st Street

By Richard Gwin · April 18, 2011 · Comment on this

Roger Boyd, Baker University, and a small crew burned the Baker Wetlands south of 31st Street in Lawrence Monday, April 18, 2011. The annual burn is done to control weeds and promote grass growth.

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been_there 3 years, 11 months ago

Isn't it kind of windy today. That's how the old boardwalk burned down. They were told it was too windy by the gas pipeline company and they did it anyway. Poof, boardwalk gone.

Angela Heili 3 years, 11 months ago

I wish someone would come burn the field and brush that is near Wakarusa and Harvard. It looks awful and the coyotes have a heyday in there. Not to mention with the amount of dead grasses and the proximity of the homes, if that ever does catch fire in an uncontrolled situation, people are going to lose fences and possibly their homes. I even asked the fire department if they would come in there and burn it and they said no. I wonder why not, every other area that has dead grasses is being burned off. Why not that?

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