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Public meeting set on managing aquatic plant life in Tallahassee area lakes

February 19, 2016 

The FWC will hold a public meeting on Feb. 23, to discuss the management of aquatic plants in five Tallahassee area lakes (Jackson, Carr, Iamonia, Miccosukee and Munson). The meeting will be from 6 to 8 p.m. in Room 170 at the Carr Building, 3800 Commonwealth Blvd., Tallahassee.  

Lake Toho treatment areas

February 16, 2016 

The FWC’s Invasive Plant Management Section will treat a total of 1,030 acres of hydrilla on this Osceola County lake. The treatment will help boaters navigate the lake, aid in flood protection and prevent encroachment by hydrilla on native plants. 

Flooding prompts activation of new Santa Fe idle-speed, no-wake zone

February 15, 2016 

Because of recent rains and rising water levels, the Santa Fe River’s new Zone 8 is now above 17 feet, activating the idle-speed, no-wake zone. Zone 8 begins at an unnamed island located approximately 4.25 miles upstream from the confluence of the Santa Fe and Ichetucknee rivers (coordinates: 29° 54.527’ N, 82° 46.074’ W) and ends at the confluence of the Suwannee and Santa Fe rivers. This includes the Ichetucknee River upstream to the U.S. 27 Bridge.  

Suwannee, Santa Fe divided into new idle-speed, no-wake zones

February 15, 2016 

Four independent idle-speed flood zones on the Santa Fe River and the removal of restrictions on two remote stretches of the lower Suwannee River have been approved. 

FWC begins removing floating plants in Lake Istokpoga

February 08, 2016 

The FWC on Feb. 9, will begin removing 27 acres of floating plant material in Lake Istokpoga’s Big Island Marsh in Highlands County. The project is scheduled to take about two months. The plant removal includes cattail, primrose and burhead sedge, which will reduce the negative effects of decaying plant material on the marsh. 

Hydrilla treatment scheduled for Lake Kissimmee

January 29, 2016 

The FWC will treat portions of Lake Kissimmee in Osceola County for hydrilla the first week of February. 

FWC suggests life-saving holiday gifts for boaters

December 18, 2015 

An inflatable life jacket could possibly be the best gift any boater could hope for during the holidays. Add either an Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) or Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) under the tree and you’re assured the boater in your life will be safer on the water. 

Hydrilla treatment scheduled for lakes Butler, Tibet

December 11, 2015 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will treat hydrilla in portions of Lake Butler and Lake Tibet on Dec. 15, weather permitting.  

Fish Kill Hotline celebrates 20 years of advancing science

December 01, 2015 

The FWC's Fish Kill Hotline remains an invaluable resource for the public and science community. Entering its 21st year, the hotline continues its mission of investigating fish kills and building a broad index of data for further scientific research and management. 

Lake Istokpoga hydrilla and emergent plant treatments scheduled

December 01, 2015 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will conduct aquatic plant control treatments via helicopter on portions of Lake Istokpoga during the first and second weeks of December, weather permitting. Plant species targeted for treatment are hydrilla, water primrose, cattail and pickerelweed. 

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