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Florida FWC Seeks Input on Aquatic Vegetation

Spraying herbicides to manage Florida’s aquatic vegetation is a blanket approach that damages water quality, affects ecosystems, and threatens human health. Unfortunately, this chemical assault has long been the go-to method for controlling non-native aquatic and subaquatic vegetation.

Thankfully, however, there’s a growing effort to reevaluate the current system and seek improved management strategies based on public input.

In fact, FWC is hosting several virtual meetings over the next few weeks to facilitate public involvement in developing those management strategies, and we encourage you to participate.

Here’s the lineup of upcoming public meetings: 

Check out our latest blog to learn more about the issues with herbicide spraying and how you can be involved in the development of a new system that puts our water quality first.

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