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Workshop to teach how exotic aquatic plants affect habitats

RELEASE DATE: November 13, 2009

TAVARES — The Lake County Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area Group is hosting a “Know your Exotic Aquatics” workshop on Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Lake County Agricultural Center, located at 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares.

The workshop will teach participants how to identify invasive, exotic vegetation on right-of-ways, wetlands, shorelines and lakes. Additional information that will be shared includes:

  •   What the rules are to remove them
  • How to remove them
  • Why they impact the habitat quality for native wildlife
  • How to have a beautiful wetland, shoreline or lake by encouraging native aquatics

The intended audience for the workshop is lakefront homeowners, government staff and anyone who is interested in helping rid Lake County of invasive exotics and to promote native plants.

The Lake County Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area Group includes the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, Lake County Water Authority, Lake County Department of Public Resources, Parks & Trails Division, Trout Lake Nature Center and The Nature Conservancy.

Space is limited for the workshop. To register, call (352) 343-3777, ext. 0.

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