Hydrilla treatment scheduled for Lake Isleworth
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Media contact: Greg Workman, 352-620-7335
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Orange County Environmental Protection Division will treat hydrilla in Lake Isleworth on March 11, weather permitting. The FWC’s Invasive Plant Management Section and the Environmental Protection Division will treat 21 acres of hydrilla by airboat. Applications of Clipper™ and Tribune™ will be made by subsurface injection.
There will be a five-day restriction for irrigation and a one-day restriction for livestock consumption in the treatment area. Clipper and Tribune are approved for use in lakes by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
The treatments are planned to enable navigation access and prevent encroachment by hydrilla on beneficial native submersed aquatic plants. Hydrilla is an invasive, exotic, aquatic plant, spread easily by boats throughout the state’s lakes and rivers. It clogs waterways, making recreational activities difficult or impossible, and choking out beneficial native plants. Managing and treating it is necessary for the health of Florida’s waters and to enable continued recreational boating and other aquatic activities.
For questions about this treatment, please contact C.J. Greene, FWC invasive plant management biologist, at 407-276-4284.