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Little Lake Harris to receive hydrilla treatment

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will treat Little Lake Harris for invasive hydrilla during the week of March 16, weather permitting, and will monitor the lake for 90 days after treatment. This lake is part of the Harris Chain of Lakes.

Little Lake Harris will be treated with herbicides commonly used by the FWC for hydrilla control, Aquathol ™ and Galleon™, both of which are approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for use in lakes and have no restrictions for fishing or swimming.

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 it chokes out beneficial native plants. Managing and treating it is necessary for the health of Florida's waters and to enable continued recreational boating and other aquatic activities.

For questions about this treatment, contact Nathalie Visscher, FWC invasive plant management regional biologist, at 321-228-3364.