Managing Aquatic Plants in Lake Apopka is the focus of a public meeting in Winter Garden on Tuesday, Jan. 24 hosted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). The meeting is from 6-9 p.m. in Tanner Hall, 29 W. Garden Avenue in Newton Park, Winter Garden, The goal of this meeting is to […]

By Rich McKay|Sentinel Staff Writer APOPKA – Beware gizzard shad, finned scourge of Lake Apopka The state has a hungry, hybrid superfish with pointy teeth. Its name is sunshine bass, and it’s going to eat you. It’s all part of a state fish ranger’s plan to bring back the lake’s glory days, when it was […]

Work could wrap up today on a $7.3 million project that dredged dozens of canals on troubled Lake Griffin.The massive effort — one of the biggest ever handled by the Lake County Water Authority — started in 2005 and fell more than a year behind schedule. Officials might call it finished today if they tour […]

Wes Smith – Orlando Sentinel Staff Writer A major storm early this week churned up shallow water at the south end of Lake Apopka, killing several thousand fish. The kill came just weeks after the state dumped nearly 200,000 sunshine-bass fingerlings in that same section of the troubled lake. “A big storm downburst like that […]