Big Thicket National Preserve announced Monday, that a portion of the Big Sandy Creek Unit will be temporarily closed for a prescribed burn from Wednesday, Oct. 22, through Saturday, Oct. 25.

The area to be burned lies north of Sunflower Rd., east of Lilly Rd., and south of Hendrix Rd.

For more information, contact, Big Thicket National Preserve Prescribed Fire Specialist D.W. Ivans by phone at 409-951-6852, or by email at or the Preserve Visitor Center at 409-951-6700.