In order to meet mission requirements for Federal Navigation and Flood Risk Management, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District, will conduct treatments of floating aquatic plants (water hyacinth & water lettuce). The Corps area of responsibility includes the south end of the lake from Pelican Bay to Uncle Joe’s Cut including Route 2 from Port Mayaca to Moore Haven and the rim canal from Moore Haven to Old Sportsman’s. Treatment of vegetation will be conducted by a contractor.
Starting March 15, the treatment area will include section of Route 2, and in lake treatment from Pelican Bay to Ritta Island. Baby hyacinth is very scattered but coming up in native vegetation. This area has been under maintenance control and treatment of invasive floating vegetation is necessary to maintain control. This will help reduce the use of herbicides over time.
The below herbicides will be used to conduct treatment of vegetation. All herbicides are approved by the EPA for use in the aquatic environment. All applications will be in accordance with the EPA approved herbicide label.
For information, contact 904-232-2568; PublicMail.CESAJ-CC@usace.army.mil; or visit https://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Contact/