Get an up-close look at some of the most problematic invasive species in Florida, their origins, characteristics, and impacts on our environment. By learning about these invaders, we can raise awareness and work together to control their spread.
Florida’s Lake Okeechobee discharges during periods of high rainfall can cause significant ecological damage and economic losses. These discharges introduce pollutants and nutrients into estuaries and canals, leading to harmful algal blooms that threaten both human health and marine life. As ecotourism and the fishing industry are heavily impacted, it’s crucial to find solutions like improving infrastructure and controlling nutrient release. Join us in addressing this complex issue to protect Florida’s environment and economy for future generations.