The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) invasive plant managers plan to treat Lake Fairview in Orange County during the week of Nov. 5 for the invasive, exotic plant Nymphoides cristata, commonly known as floating heart.

Managing and treating this plant is necessary for the health of Florida’s waters and to enable continued recreational boating and other aquatic activities.

The FWC will treat the Nymphoides cristata with Aquathol and Hydrothol, which have no restrictions for fishing, swimming or irrigation. Both are approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for use in lakes.

The FWC’s Invasive Plant Management Section will post notices at the lake’s public boat ramps on the day of treatments.

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

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