FWC to treat Cherry Lake to manage water hyacinth
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Media contact: Karen Parker, 386-758-0525
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will
be applying herbicide on water hyacinth and wild taro in Cherry
Lake from April 4 through April 15.
According to FWC biologist Ryan Hamm, both are invasive
nonnative plants that can severely restrict boating navigation and
degrade fish and wildlife habitat if left unmanaged.
The water from the lake should not be used as potable water or
irrigation for 21 days, though no potable water intakes exist on
Cherry Lake. There are no other use-restrictions with this
"People can still swim and fish in Cherry Lake as we manage the
invasive nonnative plants," Hamm said.
For more information or if you have questions, please contact
Ryan Hamm at 386-758-0525.