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Florida's aquatic problem with invasive species listen

01/15/10 Matthew Cimitile
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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A broad coalition of groups from the Association of Fish and Wildlife agencies to Dow Agro-sciences is hosting a weeklong summit on invasive species in Washington D.C. The summit is part of the National Invasive Species Awareness Week that is hoping to bring the problem of invasives to the forefront. Aquatic invasives are disrupting Florida waters.

The lionfish is a spiny, venomous fish of contrasting red and white stripes that can grow to over a foot long. Nat...

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Invasive plants a challenge in Hillsborough River State Park

12/30/08 Sadia Ahmed
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Hillsborough River State park is one of the oldest parks in Florida, built in 1936 by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Today, the park faces many challenges in preserving its original natural beauty, flora and fauna of the river and its surroundings.

One of the major environmental concerns in Hillsborough River State Park is the existence of non-native plants that were introduced from other parts of the country.

Many of today’s challenges are related to the invasive plants that sprea...

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