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FWC to pause aquatic plant herbicide treatment

By Staff | Jan 25, 2019

Beginning Jan. 28, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission temporarily paused its aquatic herbicide treatment program throughout the state.

During the pause, staff will work to collect public comments regarding the FWC’s aquatic plant management program.

The FWC will hold several public meetings to gather community input about the program. Specific dates and locations of the meetings will be announced shortly.

Comments can also be sent to Invasiveplants@MyFWC.com.

Invasive plants degrade and diminish Florida’s waterways by displacing native plant communities. Some invasive aquatic plants pose a significant threat to human welfare and cause economic problems by impeding flood control and affecting recreational use of waterways.

Go to MyFWC.com/WildlifeHabitats and click on “Invasive Plants” to find out more about invasive plant management, including frequently asked questions.