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Invasive-plant treatment set for lakes Fairview and Sarah

News Release

Friday, December 07, 2012

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 during the week of Dec.10 for the invasive, exotic plant Nymphoides cristata.

Nymphoides cristata is an aquatic plant commonly known as crested floating heart. It is 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 Clipper™, Glyphosate or Aquathol™ and Hydrothol™, which have no restrictions for fishing, swimming or irrigating turf, and 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 treatments.

For questions about this treatment, contact Alicia Knecht, FWC invasive plant management regional biologist, at 321-246-0682.



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