SCDNR seeks comments on aquatic plant management

aquatic plant management

Agency will accept public comments through Feb. 22

The public is invited to review and provide comments on the Draft 2021 South Carolina Aquatic Plant Management plan through the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR). Comments and suggestions should be submitted in writing or email and received by February 22, 2021. No telephone comments will be considered.

The plan is available online at https://www.dnr.sc.gov/invasiveweeds/draftplan.html. The SCDNR, in conjunction with the S.C. Aquatic Plant Management Council, is responsible for the management of nuisance aquatic plants in the state’s public waters.

Each year the SCDNR and the Council prepare an Aquatic Plant Management plan that identifies aquatic weed problem areas, prescribes management strategies and determines funding requirements. In the 40 years of the program’s existence, more than 207,000 acres of invasive aquatic vegetation in public waters have been controlled to improve habitat, public access and use. There were only minor changes in this year’s plan.

All comments regarding the plan as-drafted should be received in writing or via email by the closing date to ensure that they are given proper consideration in the final plan. No telephone messages will be considered. Anyone interested in providing input should send comment to:

Attention Chris Page, SCDNR

2730 Fish Hatchery Road

West Columbia, SC 29172

Or via e-mail to invasiveweeds@dnr.sc.gov

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