The City has received funding from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to treat invasive exotic plants on Fish Island Preserve.
Starting Monday, June 14, 2021, the contractor, Kestrel Ecological Services, LLC, will be using small terrain vehicles on the trails. It is safe to be on the property while the contractor is working; however, we do ask the public to be mindful.
Controlling invasive exotic plants is one of the most important things we can do to protect and perpetuate the amazing natural resources at Fish Island Preserve. Invasive exotic plants are not native to this part of Florida and have the ability to out-compete our native species. They commonly grow faster than our native plants and typically produce a lot of seeds, allowing them to spread faster.
The primary target species are Brazilian pepper, Chinaberry, Chinese tallowtree, camphortree and lantana.
Fish Island Public Meeting Recording - March 4, 2021