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Public meeting set on managing aquatic plant life in Lake Jackson

News Release

Friday, January 23, 2015

Media contact: Bekah Nelson, 850-265-3676

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 3, to discuss plans to manage aquatic plants in Lake Jackson in Leon County.

People who fish, boat or watch wildlife on this almost 4,000-acre lake, as well as those living or working near Lake Jackson, are encouraged to attend the meeting and offer their input.

The meeting will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Lake Jackson Community Center, 3840 N. Monroe St., Tallahassee.

“At the meeting, FWC staff will explain current aquatic plant management in Lake Jackson. The public also will be able to share their input on managing aquatic plant life in the future on Lake Jackson and the potential effect on users,” said FWC biologist Derek Fussell.

People also can send their comments on Lake Jackson aquatic plant management to

More information on invasive aquatic plant management is available at, then click on “Invasive Plants” and “FAQs.”

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