Lake Okeechobee Aquatic Plant Management Interagency Task Force
The Corps of Engineers shall chair, and actively solicit participation in the Lake Okeechobee Aquatic Plant Management Interagency Task Force. The Task Force members will represent State of Florida agencies (including the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the South Florida Water Management District), state Universities, the Corps of Engineers, and other Federal agencies. The Task Force will serve in an advisory capacity, providing multi-disciplinary technical and scientific data from which the Corps' aquatic plant management strategy, methodology, and research planning and operational efforts will evolve. The focus of the aquatic plant effort will be to benefit the overall ecological health of Lake Okeechobee.
Treatment Date: Monday 20 October 2014 - Monday 03 November 2014
Current Lake Level: 15.84 MSL
*MSL - Mean Sea Level is the average (mean) height of the ocean
Applicators crews may be working in the treatment areas listed below. Please avoid these areas if you see applicators.
FWC will have treatments occurring throughout FisheatingBay, Eagle Bay Island, King's Bar, ChanceyBay, Monkey Box, and Observation Shoal to West Wall.
SFWMD will not have treatments occurring on Lake Okeechobee at this time.
Water Hyacinth Eichhornia crassipes, Water Lettuce Pistia stratiotes
Further information is available at the following numbers: US Army Corps of Engineers Biologist (863) 983-8103 ext 251 or ext 222
US Army Corps of Engineers South Florida Operations Office
525 Ridgelawn Road
Clewiston, Fl 33440
Lake Okeechobee Aquatic Plant Management Interagency Task Force Meeting.
The next Lake Okeechobee Aquatic Plant Management Interagency Task Force Meeting will be held on Wednesday, 03 December 2014, at the USACE South Florida Operations Office in Clewiston, FL. This meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m.
The focus of this meeting will be on the Lake Okeechobee Fire Management Plan (Draft) which was prepared by: Chuck Hanlon (SFWMD), Steve Smith (SFWMD), Paul Gray (Audubon), Don Fox (FFWCC) and Jim Rath (DOF). It was discussed at the previous meeting that the group would like to assist with advancing the plan out of the draft phase.
USACE South Florida Operations Office
525 Ridgelawn Rd.
Clewiston, FL 33440
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