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Refuge announces planned pile burn for Friday

By CITY OF SANIBEL - | Jan 21, 2021

The city of Sanibel has been notified by the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge that the refuge plans to conduct pile burns on Jan. 22 starting at approximately 9 a.m. at the Gavin site, located on the north side of Sanibel-Captiva Road.

The piles consist of vegetative debris collected over time from maintenance work conducted at the refuge. No or limited impacts are expected from the burns. The refuge advised that smoke signs will be installed on Sanibel-Captiva Road.

For questions, contact U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Zone 5 Prescribed Fire Specialist Greg Suszek — who will serve as the burn boss for the pile burn — at 239-877-9545 or greg_suszek@fws.gov.