should we get rid of weeds and how?

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spring fed "pond" on newly purchased property, connects with other neighborhood water sources. Weeds growing, clogging drain pipe flow area
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I apologize for the delay in replying to your question. Before proceeding with any steps to control weeds in your pond you should contact the biologist with the Regional Office of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Invasive Plant Management Section. For our area that is the South Gulf Office, located at 8302 Laurel Fair Circle, Suite 140, Tampa, FL 33610, 813-744-6163. The biologist can help determine whether you would need a permit to treat the weeds and likely will also be able to suggest the most effective controls for the kinds of weeds that have invaded your pond.

This circular, Weed Control in Florida Ponds, may also be of interest to you: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/aa238

Please contact (727) 582-2100 if you have additional questions.

Andy Wilson
Pinellas County Extension