Beginning today (Monday), airport and USDA staff — assisted by the Hutchinson Fire Department — will initiate controlled burning on the airport property.
The east side of the property near Obee Road, south of 23rd Avenue, and the grassland located parallel to Airport road — across from Lowen and Arconic Aerospace — are included in the burn, which will cover more than 150 acres of grassland.
Depending on weather and wind conditions, the prescribed burns will be accomplished within 10-25 days and should be finished by March 23.
Residents can contact airport management at 620.694.2692 ext. 3 with any questions or concerns.