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Public meeting set for managing aquatic plants on Lake Hall

News Release

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Media contact: Stan Kirkland, 850-265-3676

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a public meeting Sept. 3 at Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park on managing aquatic plants in Lake Hall, which is located north of Tallahassee.

The meeting will run from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and be held at Gardener’s Cottage in the Gardens, 3540 Thomasville Rd., Tallahassee. A sign on the main park road indicates the cottage location. Meeting participants will not have to pay the park’s admission fee.

“This will give us an opportunity to explain current aquatic plant management in Lake Hall and solicit input on managing some of the native aquatic plants that have the potential to be troublesome,” said Derek Fussell, FWC regional biologist for invasive plant management.

Lake Hall, 130 acres in size, is sandwiched between Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park and Highway 319.

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