About Us!

The Lake Okeechobee Aquatic Plant Management Interagency Task Force conducts bimonthly meetings to discuss manners that affect our mission statement (See below). This meeting is a business meeting with an addition of a public comment section where we discuss projects, issues and other manners that involves plant management throughout Lake Okeechobee.

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.

Chaired By:
Jessica M. Fair “Skippy”
Biologist, USACE
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