The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will treat cattails on Lake Ponte Vedra in the Guana River Wildlife Management Area sometime in the next two weeks, weather permitting.

The FWC’s Invasive Plant Management Section will be aerially applying treatment via helicopter to 150 acres of cattails on Lake Ponte Vedra in northern St. Johns County.

The aerial herbicide used for the project has been approved for use in lakes by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. There are no restrictions for fishing, swimming or irrigation in the treated areas.

Managing and treating cattails is necessary for the health of Florida’s waters and to enable continued recreational boating and other aquatic activities. It also will improve fish and wildlife habitat.

For more information about the treatment, contact Wade Brenner with the FWC’s Wildlife and Habitat Management Section at 904-825-6877.

News Reporter