Nov. 13, 2018

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will conduct aquatic plant control on 2,700 acres of Little Lake Harris this week, weather permitting.

Little Lake Harris is in Lake County. It is part of the Harris Chain of Lakes in central Florida.

While there will be no restrictions on fishing and swimming during this treatment for invasive hydrilla, there will be a 14-day restriction on irrigation to turf and landscape ornamentals.

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

Go to MyFWC.com/WildlifeHabitats and click on “Invasive Plants” to find out more about invasive plant management, including “Frequently Asked Questions.”

For more information, contact Nathalie Visscher, FWC invasive plant management regional biologist, at 321-228-3364.