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Pine Meadows Conservation Area closed Wednesday for spraying

The Pine Meadows Conservation Area will be closed Wednesday, May 25, to allow for aerial herbicide treatment.

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The Pine Meadows Conservation Area will be closed Wednesday, May 25, to allow for aerial herbicide treatment.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, in coordination with the Lake County Office of Parks and Trails, will conduct the spraying between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the park, located at 2280 Pine Meadows Golf Course Road in Eustis.

Pine Meadows Conservation Area is a 770-acre wetland complex where the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has been working with Lake County to restore marsh habitats. The aerial herbicide treatment is a follow-up to previous restoration projects. Treatments will target invasive/exotic plant species, including Cuban Bulrush, Chinese Tallow and Primrose Willow, and will allow native vegetation to recolonize and expand. Native vegetation will improve the overall habitat conditions for fish and wildlife populations by providing cover and food resources to meet fish and wildlife needs.

For the latest information on the aerial herbicide treatment, follow the Lake County Government Facebook page.

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