Letter from Edward A. Zagar to J. W. Woods (April 15, 1968)

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Title

Letter from Edward A. Zagar to J. W. Woods (April 15, 1968)

Alternative Title

Letter from Zagar to Woods (April 15, 1968)

Subject

Lake Apopka (Fla.)
Water quality--Florida

Description

A letter from Edward A. Zagar, fisheries biologist with the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, to J. W. Woods, Director of Fisheries for the commission. The letter discusses a survey of Lake Apopka and Lake Griffin by Zagar and others, looking for hyacinth. The water hyacinth is an invasive aquatic plant, first introduced to the United States in 1884 at the World's Fair in New Orleans, Louisiana. A visitor from Florida returned with samples of the plant, which were then introduced to the St Johns River. The water hyacinth grows extremely rapidly, choking waterways, preventing navigation, and clogging flood control structures. Methods of hyacinth control include chemical spraying, mechanical harvesting, and hand removal. In this letter, Zagar claims no concentrations of hyacinth large enough for spraying were found in either lake. At this time, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (CoE) was responsible for hyacinth control.

Creator

Zagar, Edward A.

Source

Original 1-page typewritten letter from Edward A. Zagar to J. W. Woods, April 15, 1968: binder 1968, Friends of Lake Apopka Archives, Ginn Museum, Oakland Nature Preserve, Oakland, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1968-04-15

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 1-page typewritten letter from Edward A. Zagar to J. W. Woods, April 15, 1968.

Is Part Of

Binder 1968, Friends of Lake Apopka Archives, Ginn Museum, Oakland Nature Preserve, Oakland, Florida.
Friends of Lake Apopka Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

114 KB

Medium

1-page typewritten letter

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Lake Apopka, Florida
Lake Griffin, Florida
Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, Tallahassee, Florida
Gourd Neck, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Edward A. Zagar.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Friends of Lake Apopka and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

King, Joshua

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

"Non-Native Invasive Freshwater Plants." State of Washington Department of Ecology. Accessed September 25, 2015.

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Original Format

1-page typewritten letter

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