The burns are done to beat back invasive species and encourage the native ones, as well as guard against uncontrolled wildfire.
The tribe will burn a four-acre area at Lakefront Park, Prior Lake, and five acres of the Landing, Shakopee, near burial mounds at Shakopee Memorial Park.
Within the reservation, the biggest planned burns are:
• 100 acres of prairie at the southeast corner of McKenna Road and County Road 16.
• 75 acres of prairie near County Roads 18 and 21 near Eagle Creek Elementary.
• 50 acres of mixed wetland and prairie north of the Bluffview subdivision, off Dakotah Parkway.
• 25 acres of prairie near Marschall Road and County Road 72.
• 20 acres of prairie on County Road 82 near Arctic Lake.
• 20 acres of prairie near County Roads 83 and 42.
Watercolor painting class is now this week
Wintry weather in spring has forced the postponement of a watercolor painting class, which will now be held on Thursday.
The Scott County Historical Society is hosting the class in connection with an exhibit of paintings now being staged there.
The new time is 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Artist Sue Melchior, subject of the exhibit, will demonstrate and teach the basics.
Registration is required: 952-445-0378 or info@scott countyhistory.org. Cost is $4 for adults, $2 for students.
The society is at 235 S. Fuller St., Shakopee.