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Prairie burn in Brodhead
Prairie Burn
Paul Roemer, center, begins to explain the prairie burning process to high school seniors Reba Walder and Emily Olmedo, left to right. The two volunteered with Roemer as part of their senior project at Brodhead High School. Clad in fire-resistant Nomex, the pair, along with Jason Rabotski, prepare to burn the Putnam Park prairies in Brodhead. “[Prairie burns] bring up light for the plants that are under than and increases growth because they get black and of course black absorbs sun and they like the heat,” Roemer said.
BRODHEAD — Green County skies were painted over the weekend with trails of smoke leading down to some of the county’s prairies.