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- Thursday, September 30, 2021 - Bass, bluegill and redear sunfish are now using the recently restored areas for spawning. Native vegetation including pondweed, eelgrass, spikerush and water lily are growing naturally in areas of the restoration zone.
- Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - Included in the Governor’s Florida Leads Budget is critical funding to continue red tide research as a part of the more than $625 million for Everglades restoration and protection of Florida’s water resources.
- Friday, May 7, 2021 - The FWC is transplanting more than 150,000 aquatic plants on Lake Istokpoga, a 28,000-acre natural lake in Highlands County, to help restore this popular shallow sportfishing lake.
- Thursday, May 6, 2021 - Thousands of native aquatic plants are being transplanted into Lake Trafford, a 1,600-acre natural lake in Collier County, to help restore this popular sport fishing and boating location.
- Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - Volunteers worked alongside FWC staff hand pulling Azolla pinnata, a nonnative plant that spreads rapidly and forms dense mats that shade out native submersed plants and interferes with boating and other recreational activities.
- Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - Jim Fischer, owner of Hatchet Creek Tree Farm in Alachua County, was recently recognized by the FWC for his outstanding wildlife habitat management efforts, as part of the agency’s Wildlife Habitat Recognition Program.
- Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - The team will plant more than 5,000 new freshwater eelgrass plants in the shallow areas in Lake George and Silver Glen Springs.
- Friday, April 2, 2021 - The FWC will treat invasive hydrilla in the Osceola County lake in areas where it is encroaching on beneficial native submersed aquatic plants and may impact access to navigation and flood protection.
- Thursday, April 1, 2021 - The FWC will present a 10-year management plan for the Lafayette Forest Wildlife and Environmental Area at a virtual public meeting on April 15, at 7 p.m.
- Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - Public access at the County Road 445 bridge is temporarily closed now during construction and is to be completed by June 2021.