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  • FWC to conduct Lake Okeechobee aquatic plant management starting Monday

    Friday, September 23, 2022 -  The cattail management areas proposed by the FWC have been approved by the Lake Okeechobee Aquatic Plant Management Interagency Task Force (an advisory group of state and federal agencies with public input on aquatic plant management conducted by the FWC, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Water Management District on Lake Okeechobee) and Audubon Florida.
  • FWC conducts Lake Okeechobee plant management starting May 16

    Wednesday, May 18, 2022 -  Management areas include dense cattail marsh in South Bay at the southern end of the lake with smaller treatment areas in the northwest marsh between Buckhead Ridge and the Indian Prairie Canal.
  • Lake O torpedograss montage

    FWC continues torpedograss management on Lake Okeechobee

    Monday, May 9, 2022 -  Torpedograss management has and will reestablish desirable and diverse aquatic plant communities at sparse to moderate densities, thereby increasing foraging, spawning and nesting habitat for invertebrate, fish, avian and other wildlife populations.
  • map showing area of Lake Apopka to be treated

    FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Lake Apopka

    Friday, April 22, 2022 -  The week of April 25, weather permitting, the FWC will treat invasive hydrilla in areas where it is encroaching on beneficial native submersed aquatic plants and could impact access to navigation.
  • Innovative nutrient reduction project begins on Lake Okeechobee

    Thursday, April 14, 2022 -  This effort is part of the FWC’s strategy to use a variety of tools and explore new techniques to best manage for quality fish and wildlife habitat in Florida.
  • FWC conducts aquatic plant control in Osceola Lakes

    Thursday, April 14, 2022 -  The FWC will treat invasive hydrilla in the Osceola County lakes in areas where it is encroaching on beneficial native submersed aquatic plants and could impact access to navigation and flood protection.
  • FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Lake Apopka and Johns Lake

    Friday, April 8, 2022 -  The FWC will treat invasive hydrilla in areas where it is encroaching on beneficial native submersed aquatic plants and could impact access to navigation.
  • map of Lake Toho showing areas to be treated

    FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Lake Tohopekaliga

    Monday, March 28, 2022 -  The FWC will treat invasive hydrilla in areas where it is encroaching on beneficial native submersed aquatic plants and where it could impact navigation access and flood protection.
  • Map showing area of Lake Okeechobee to be burned

    Prescribed burn planned on Lake Okeechobee

    Thursday, February 10, 2022 -  The FWC, in coordination with the SFWMD, plan to conduct a prescribed burn in Dyess marsh on the west side of Lake Okeechobee during the week of Feb. 14, weather permitting.
  • aerial view of Lake Yale and treatment area

    FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Lake Yale

    Monday, January 24, 2022 -  The FWC will treat invasive hydrilla in the Lake County lake in areas where it is encroaching on beneficial native submersed aquatic plants and could impact access to navigation.