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FWC to discuss Orange Lake aquatic plant management

News Release

Friday, September 27, 2013

Media contact: Karen Parker, 386-758-0525

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is holding a meeting to discuss Orange Lake aquatic plant management issues.

The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 3, at the Waccasassa Forestry Center, 5353 NE 39th Blvd. in Gainesville. This meeting space is handicap-accessible.

The FWC is interested in gathering stakeholder input about large-scale management of floating tussock vegetation. The FWC encourages Orange Lake stakeholders to attend and express their views and provide comments. The information received at this meeting will be used to help develop a treatment plan for immediate management of tussock vegetation as well as long-term management of floating tussocks.

For additional information, contact Ryan Hamm at 386-758-0525.

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