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FSC position on aquatic herbicides

As you may be aware, last month the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced that it had temporarily paused aquatic herbicide treatments in all Florida waters.

FSC has developed comments and recommendations for improving the current program. FSC's position statement is included at the end of this post, click the document for a full size version.

FWC is holding meetings to “provide the public with an opportunity to give feedback about management activities on Florida water bodies in the past 12 months.” The Florida Springs Council encourages our members to engage in the public comment process by attending any meetings in your area. There are currently three public meetings planned:


02/19/2019, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Alachua County Library Headquarters

401 East University Ave, Gainesville, FL 3261

Lake County

02/25/2019, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Astor Community Center

24148 Ann St, Astor, FL 32102


02/26/219, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Eustis Community Center

601 Northshore Dr, Eustis, FL 32726

Additionally, comments may be sent directly to FWC by emailing

Thank you for all you do for Florida’s Springs.

Best wishes,

Ryan Smart

Florida Springs Council, Executive Director

Click anywhere below for a full-screen version of our position statement:

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