UPDATE: 4.12.22 9:00 am
Please note we've just received word from the Forestry Service that they have decided to cancel the permit to proceed with today's scheduled prescribed burn.
ECUA will issue information when the operation is rescheduled.
The Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA) will be conducting prescribed burn operations on ECUA property in the vicinity of the Central Water Reclamation Facility (CWRF), starting on Tuesday, April 12 through Friday, April 15, weather permitting. Conditions will be evaluated each morning and ECUA’s burn-certified contractor will conduct the burn operations, which are scheduled to begin at approximately 9:00 A.M. each day. These burn activities are a part of ECUA’s management plan for the ecological restoration of forest lands at the CWRF site.
The ECUA’s CWRF property is in the Gonzalez community and mostly lies south of Becks Lake Road, west of the Escambia River. A small amount of ECUA’s property north of Becks Lake Road will be included in this prescribed burn operation.
Although every effort will be made to ensure smoke will not affect roadways, drivers should exercise caution in the event smoke does lead to reduced visibility on the area’s roads.
For additional information, contact Wiregrass Ecological Associates at 229-246-9651.
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