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Lakes June, Istokpoga aquatic plant management meeting Aug. 28

News Release

Monday, August 19, 2013

Media contact: Gary Morse, 863-227-3830

The public is invitedto attend a meeting to review and comment on Illinois pondweed in Lake June and the Lake Istokpoga aquatic plant management plan for 2013-14. Representatives from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Highlands County will be available to answer questions about the planning process. The meeting is Wednesday, Aug. 28, from 10 a.m. to noon at H.L. Bishop Park, 10 Lake June Clubhouse Rd., Lake Placid.

Public input from user groups on the Sebring-Lake Placid area is critical to create a well-balanced approach to managing aquatic plants.

“This meeting is part of an ongoing process that will maintain a regular dialogue with stakeholders. We hope everyone interested in aquatic plant management efforts will attend this meeting and provide input,” said FWC invasive aquatic plant biologist Kelle Sullivan.

If you would like more information about invasive aquatic plants, visit or call the FWC’s Lakeland regional office at 863-648-3200.

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