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:
- March 9th, 2021: Harris Chain of Lakes Management Plan
- March 16th, 2021: Lake Okeechobee Management Plan
- March 23rd, 2021: Kissimmee Chain of Lakes Management Plan