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La Crosse County Solid Waste System conducting controlled burn

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LA CROSSE, WI (WXOW)—La Crosse County's Solid Waste System began a two day controlled burn on Friday.

This is the first major controlled burn they've done on their land.

The burn will get rid of invasive species and weeds living in the grass; traditional prairie plants should grow back.

About 30 acres of land are being burned, just 1/10th of the total site.

"The grass has been so thick in some areas we weren't able to see erosion," Henry Koch, Director of La Crosse Co. Solid Waste System said.  "We want to make sure that gets controlled and we're doing this burn so we can do a better job of inspecting the land fill."

It will take about 2 weeks for the charred grass to go away and the grass that comes back should be greener and more lush.

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