Controlled Burns in Rain Gardens

Miller Ave by Thomas Nighswander

Controlled burns are done during the spring months in rain gardens and stormwater features throughout Washtenaw County. Burns encourage native plants to thrive and discourage unwanted invasive plants. We hire professional contractors to do the controlled burns. A burn plan is created for each site and submitted for approval by the local fire department. The burn will be under control at all times. If you have questions or would like to be notified the morning of a controlled burn that will be conducted near you, please contact Catie Wytychak at [email protected] or (734) 222-6813.

If you are interested in learning more about controlled burns, please attend this year's Burn Public Meeting that is hosted by the City of Ann Arbor's Natural Area Preservation (NAP). 

             Controlled Burn Public Meeting

             Wednesday, February 15, 2023 from 7-8:30pm

             NAP office, 3875 E Huron River Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

More information on controlled burns can be found here: Controlled Burns