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FWC plans treatment of invasive plants near boat ramp on Deer Point Lake

March 09, 2016 

The FWC will treat an invasive aquatic plan known as giant salvinia or salvinia molesta on Deer Point Lake in Bay County. The first treatment will be on March 10, weather permitting, followed by additional treatments as deemed necessary.  

FWC to improve aids to navigation at Suwannee River entrance channels

March 03, 2016 

The FWC has scheduled improvements to the aids to navigation that mark the Suwannee River entrance channels at Alligator Pass, McGriff Channel/Wadley Pass and Salt Creek.  

Santa Fe idle-speed, no-wake Zone 8 deactivates

February 26, 2016 

This area of the river becomes an idle-speed, no-wake zone when the Santa Fe River reaches 17 feet as indicated on the Three Rivers gauge, where flood stage is 19 feet. That went into effect Feb. 13. The levels dropped below 17 feet Feb. 24.  

FWC requests public input on updating Collier County manatee zones

February 26, 2016 

The FWC is working with Collier County and other local governments to determine whether updates are needed to manatee zones that were last reviewed and amended in 1997. The public meeting offers an opportunity for people to ask questions and provide information to FWC staff. 

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. 

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