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FWC to discuss Orange Lake aquatic plant management

News Release

Friday, January 27, 2012

Media contact: Karen Parker, 386-758-0525

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is holding a meeting to discuss Orange Lake aquatic plant management issues.

The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7, at the Division of Plant Industry, 1911 S.W. 34th St., in Gainesville. This meeting space is handicap-accessible.

Interested members of the public are encouraged to attend to express their views and provide comments on aquatic plant management issues for Orange Lake. The information received at this meeting will be used to help develop the aquatic plant management plan for the next fiscal year.

For additional information, contact Ryan Hamm at 386-758-0525.

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