FWC News Release
Friday, January 29, 2016
Media contact: Greg Workman, 352-732-1225

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will treat portions of Lake Kissimmee in Osceola County for hydrilla the first week of February.

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 1,689 acres by airboat with Aquathol K™ and Galleon™, which have no restrictions for fishing and swimming. Aquathol K and Galleon are approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services for use in lakes.

For questions about this treatment, contact Danielle Kirkland, regional biologist with the FWC’s invasive plant management section, at 863-534-7074.