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It is very important to keep these poisons out of our streams and aquifer.  Fish kills occur from the spraying.  Mechanical methods can be employed to get rid of excessive vegetation.

We should also address one of the causes of the problem, which is too much nitrate in the water promoting aquatic growth.

Comments by OSFR historian Jim Tatum.
-A river is like a life: once taken, it cannot be brought back-

FWC to pause aquatic plant herbicide treatment while collecting public comment

For immediate release: Jan. 24, 2019
Contact: Carli Segelson, 772-215-9459 

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FWC to pause aquatic plant herbicide treatment while collecting public comment

Beginning Jan. 28, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will temporarily pause its aquatic herbicide treatment program throughout the state. During this 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 these meetings will be announced shortly. Comments can also be sent to [email protected].

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.

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