Invasive-plant treatment set for 2 Orange County lakes
Wednesday, December 07, 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 during the week of Dec.12 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
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