See smoke? Travis County conducting prescribed burn in Dripping Springs

Travis County

DRIPPING SPRINGS, Texas (KXAN) — If you see smoke out in Dripping Springs Wednesday, no worries. Travis County Parks is conducting a prescribed burn at Reimers Ranch Park between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. It will take approximately three to five hours to complete, according to officials. 

The county will be working with local fire departments and natural resource agencies.

County officials say the goal of the prescribed burn is to reduce wildfire danger and improve ecosystem health by removing invading shrubs, consuming dead and downed vegetation, reducing the number of exotic species, and enhancing the health and diversity of the native plant community.

They have planned for north winds to carry the smoke south, across nearby ranches and communities, but they don’t expect the impact to be heavy. 

The park will remain open; with the exception of the Multi-use Trail which will close for part of the week.

Reimers Ranch Park is located at 23610 Hamilton Pool Road, Dripping Springs

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