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Lake Istokpoga hydrilla treatment rescheduled to June 2

News Release

Friday, May 29, 2015

Media contact: Gary Morse, 863-648-3200

Due to high wind conditions, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has rescheduled this week’s hydrilla treatment in Lake Istokpoga’s north cove to June 2. 

Hydrilla is an invasive, nonnative aquatic plant that has been spread by boats and boat trailers to lakes and rivers throughout the state. The plant clogs waterways, making recreational activities difficult or impossible and it chokes out beneficial native vegetation. Managing and treating it is necessary for the health of Florida’s waters.

The FWC will treat 401 acres by airboat with Aquathol K™, which has no restrictions concerning fishing, swimming or irrigation. Aquathol is approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for use in lakes.

For questions about this treatment, contact Kelle Sullivan, regional biologist with the FWC’s Invasive Plant Management Section, at 863-534-7074.

FWC Facts:
Each person operating, riding on, or being towed behind a personal watercraft must wear an approved, non-inflatable Type I, II, III or V personal flotation device (PFD).

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