Aquatic Vegetation Control
Simply put, aquatic vegetation control is the management and control of aquatic plants in bodies of water. If left uncontrolled, excessive vegetation decreases water clarity, disrupts fish and wildlife habitats, and becomes a breeding ground for mosquitoes. It also can increase the risk of flooding. AVC conducts aquatic vegetation control for:
• Golf course and private community waterways
• Utility and road rights-of-way
• Drainage System Networks
• Public lakes and waterways
• Stormwater treatment areas (STAs)
• Retention and detention ponds
By Sharon Gillenwalters,
Aquatic Vegetation Control, Inc.
Florida’s water bodies are part of our stunning landscape and should be filled with vibrant aquatic life. However, our unique environmental conditions, including warm water and nutrient-rich runoff, have led to the rise of harmful algae blooms (HABs) and blue-green algae all over the news. These blooms are not only unsightly, but they can also pose significant risks to the ecosystem and human health.