Invasive plant treatment at 2 Orange County lakes
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Media contact: Joy Hill, 352-258-3426
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission's (FWC) invasive plant managers began treating lakes
Fairview and Sarah in Orange County earlier this week for the
invasive, exotic plant Nymphoides cristata, and should be finished
Nymphoides cristata is an invasive, exotic
aquatic plant commonly known as crested floating heart. It's
important to manage and treat it to help maintain the health of
Florida's waters and to enable continued recreational boating and
other aquatic activities.
The FWC will treat the Nymphoides cristata with Aquathol™ and
Hydrothol™, which have no restrictions for fishing, swimming or
irrigation. Aquathol™ and Hydrothol™ are approved by the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency for use in lakes.
The FWC's Invasive Plant Management Section has
posted notification of the treatment at the lake's public boat
For questions about this treatment, contact
Alicia Knecht, FWC invasive plant management regional biologist, at