LDWF Schedules Aerial Herbicide Treatment for Lake Long

Release Date: 10/10/2017

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has scheduled an aerial herbicide application for Lake Long in Lafourche Parish from October 11 through 12, weather permitting, to control large expanses of water hyacinth hindering lake access.
 
The planned aerial application will treat approximately 650 acres in Lake Long and Little Lake Long. The herbicides used for this application are EPA-approved for use in aquatic environments.
 
The public boat launch on Texas Gulf Road in Bourg will be used as a staging and fueling area for the helicopter, so boaters are urged to avoid both this site and the application area during the scheduled spray.
 
For question or concerns, contact Daniel Hill at (225) 765-2328 or dhill@wlf.la.gov.