GODFREY - Lewis and Clark Community College plans to conduct a
controlled burn of portions of the woodlands on the Godfrey campus
on Wednesday, Nov. 27, with the objective of controlling the spread
of invasive plant species.
The burn is being conducted in cooperation with the Illinois
Department of Natural Resources, National Great Rivers Research and
Education Center, Great Rivers Land Trust, The Nature Institute,
and the Alton, Godfrey and Edwardsville fire
For everyone's safety, the college requests the public to stay
away from the fire and to abide by security measures to be
implemented by college security personnel that may include
temporary closure of portions of campus, like roads and parking
Date of Burn: Nov. 27, 2013
Location: Lewis and Clark Community College, 5800 Godfrey
Road, Godfrey, Ill.
There will be two specific locations on campus. One burn will
take place at the south end of campus, northwest of North
Elementary School. The other burn will take place at the northwest
corner of campus, west of the pond.
You may see some smoke or fire coming from campus.
Firefighters and other trained personnel with proper vehicles and
equipment will be working in the area until the burn presents no
danger to the public. A Burn Plan has been developed and approved
to appropriately control the fire to ensure personnel and public
This burn will help maintain and enhance the campus woodland
For everyone's safety, please do not go near the fire or
attempt to help the firefighters.