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FWC plans June 22 meeting on managing plants in Lake Istokpoga

News Release

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Media contact: Gary Morse, 863-648-3852

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) invites the public to participate in a June 22 meeting on managing plants in Lake Istokpoga, a major fishing and waterfowl lake in Highlands County. It will be held on Wednesday, June 22 from 6-8 p.m. in the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agricultural Center auditorium, 4509 George Blvd., Sebring.

The meeting will involve round-table discussions to gather feedback from the public and stakeholders about aquatic plant and habitat management activities that occurred over the past year. Input from the wide variety of user groups on Lake Istokpoga is critical to creating a well-balanced approach to managing aquatic plants in the future.

For more information, contact Kelle Sullivan with the FWC’s Invasive Plant Management Section at 863-534-7074,, or Carly Althoff with FWC’s Aquatic Habitat Conservation and Restoration Section, at 863-824-4168,

For more information about invasive plant management in Florida, go to My, click on “Wildlife & Habitats” and then on “Invasive Plants.”

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