Officials plan controlled burn for St. Catharines park

You may notice a plume of smoke at Malcolmson Eco-Park in St. Catharines this week.

City officials and The Friend of Malcolmson Eco-Park are planning a controlled burn between April 6th and the 13th to get rid of the dead, dried out, and unwanted plant life in the park.

They hope to reduce the buckthorn, poplar, and sumac populations and encourage more native grasses to grow.