Controlled burn in St. Catharines today

You may notice some smoke at Malcolmson Eco Park this morning.

Officials from the city of St. Catharines and Friends of the Malcolmson Eco Park are conducting a controlled burn to remove dead, dried ou,t or otherwise undesirable vegetation without impacting nearby trees. The method also returns valuable nutrients to the soil to promote the growth of native plants.

The burn began at 8 a.m. this morning and should wrap up by 1 p.m. this afternoon.