Invasive-plant treatment set for 2 Orange Co. lakes
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Media contact: Joy Hill, 352-258-3426
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
(FWC) invasive plant managers plan to treat lakes Fairview and
Sarah in Orange County from Sept. 23-30 for the invasive, exotic
plant Nymphoides cristata.
Nymphoides cristata is an aquatic plant commonly
known as crested floating heart. It's important to manage and treat
it to help maintain the health of Florida's waters and to enable
continued recreational boating and other aquatic activities.
The FWC will treat the Nymphoides cristata with Aquathol™ and
Hydrothol™, which have no restrictions for fishing, swimming or
irrigation. Aquathol and Hydrothol are approved by the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency for use in lakes.
The FWC's Invasive Plant Management Section will
post notices at the lakes' public boat ramps on the days of
For questions about this treatment, contact
Alicia Knecht, FWC invasive plant management regional biologist, at