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FWC hosts aquatic herbicide workshop in Citra

News Release

Monday, February 23, 2015

Media contact: Karen Parker, 386-754-1294

Want to know how herbicides are used in the Aquatic Plant Management Program in Florida’s lakes, particularly the Orange Creek Basin?

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting an aquatic herbicide workshop March 3from 6 to 8 p.m. to help inform the public and answer questions about the use of herbicides in public waters, including the Orange Creek Basin lakes. The location of the meeting is at the IFAS Extension Office, 2556 W. Highway 318 in Citra.

Discussions at this workshop will include the registration process for herbicides, toxicology, how herbicides degrade, selectivity and timing. A panel of experts will be available to answer stakeholders’ questions. This meeting location is accessible for people with impairments.

For more information, call Ryan Hamm at 352-415-6961.

FWC Facts:
It is common for closely related species such as bluegill (bream) and redear sunfish (shellcracker) to hybridize or spawn with each other.

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