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Hydrilla treatment scheduled for Orlando’s Lake Lawne

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Media contact: Greg Workman, 352-620-7335

Lake Lawne in Orlando is scheduled to undergo hydrilla treatment by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) on Wednesday, Aug. 26.

The FWC’s Invasive Plant Management Section will treat a total of 62 acres of hydrilla along the shoreline of the lake. 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 chokes out beneficial native plants. Managing and treating it is necessary for the health of Florida’s waters.

The FWC will treat the hydrilla with Aquathol™ by subsurface injection. Aquathol is approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services for use in lakes. There are no restrictions for fishing, swimming or irrigation.

For questions about this treatment, contact Kristine Campbell, FWC invasive plant management biologist, at 407-858-6170.

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