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Managing Hydrilla in Lake Apopka

For immediate release: June 26, 2012 Media contact: Joy Hill, 352-258-3426 FWC plan calls for managing hydrilla at lowest levels in Lake Apopka In January, staff of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) met with the public at a meeting in Winter Garden to learn how people would like hydrilla and other invasive aquatic plants managed on Lake Apopka. The FWC incorporated the comments from that meeting into the 2012-13 management strategy, which calls for controlling hydrilla at the lowest possible level in Lake … [Read More...]

Lake Apopka Aquatic Plant Management Meeting January 24th

Managing Aquatic Plants in Lake Apopka is the focus of a public meeting in Winter Garden on Tuesday, Jan. 24 hosted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). The meeting is from 6-9 p.m. in Tanner Hall, 29 W. Garden Avenue in Newton Park, Winter Garden, The goal of this meeting is to solicit public input on managing aquatic plants in Lake Apopka in order to develop the 2012-13 aquatic plant management plan for the lake. Input from a wide variety of user groups is important to create a balanced approach to managing … [Read More...]

What is a Fishery Issue?

For immediate release: June 26, 2012 Media contact: Joy Hill, 352-258-3426 FWC plan calls for managing hydrilla at lowest levels in Lake Apopka In January, staff of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) met with the public at a meeting in Winter Garden to learn how people would like hydrilla and other invasive aquatic plants managed on Lake Apopka. The FWC incorporated the comments from that meeting into the 2012-13 management strategy, which calls for controlling hydrilla at the lowest possible level in Lake Apopka. The amount of hydrilla in the lake is currently very small, and managing it according to the plan will prevent it from becoming a large scale, … [Read More...]

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