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Public meeting to address managing aquatic plant life on Lake Okeechobee

News Release

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Media contact: Carol Lyn Parrish, 850-556-2269

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will hold a public meeting on Thursday, August 31, to address the management of aquatic plants on Lake Okeechobee.

The meeting will be from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Clewiston Youth Center, 110 W. Osceola Ave., Clewiston.

The purpose of the meeting is to gather public comment on vegetation and aquatic habitat management on Lake Okeechobee, and also gather input on any suggestions for future management efforts. The FWC, and other managing partners, will be available to discuss the management and answer questions following the public comment process.

More information on invasive aquatic plant management is available at MyFWC.com/WildlifeHabitats, click on “Invasive Plants” and “FAQs.”



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