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Hydrilla treatment scheduled for Lake Lawne

Lake Lawne in Orlando is scheduled to undergo hydrilla treatment by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) on Wednesday, March 19.

Hydrilla is an invasive, exotic aquatic plant spread easily by boats throughout the state’s lakes and rivers. It clogs waterways, making recreational activities difficult or impossible and chokes out beneficial native plants. Managing and treating it is necessary for the health of Florida’s waters.

The FWC will treat the hydrilla with Aquathol™, which has no restrictions for fishing, swimming or irrigation. Aquathol is approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for use in lakes. Notification will be posted at the lake’s public boat ramp, Barnett Park, on the day of treatment.

For questions about this treatment, contact Alicia Knecht, FWC regional invasive plant management biologist, at 321-246-0682.