Controlled burns in three Ames areas Tuesday morning


Emily Blobaum/Iowa State Daily

Walks around Ada Hayden Heritage Park can range from 1.4 to 3.2 miles. 

Devyn Leeson

The City of Ames will be doing controlled burns tomorrow, May 8, across three areas starting in the morning.

In a press release, the City of Ames said the burns are done at natural prairie areas to “restore nutrients to the land and stimulate plant growth.”

The burns will be done by trained members of the Ames Parks and Recreation staff and will only take place if the weather and the wind do not pose a concern. People at the parks are allowed to stay, but should remain a safe distance away from the fires.

If the wind poses a threat to the burn and makes it unsafe, the controlled burn will be canceled and rescheduled.

The burns will start at the corner of Ash Avenue and Mortensen Road in the morning followed by a burn at the Moore Memorial Park. The final burn will start at the southwest side of Ada Hayden Heritage Park.

For the complete press release see below: