RESIDENTS - PARKS AND RECREATION - CARING FOR LAKE CONWAY

CARING FOR LAKE CONWAY

1/5
Planting and Weed Control

Shoreline Planting

Maximize the number of aquatic plants on your shoreline. These plants help consume nutrients which run off from your yard, and they provide habitat and food for fish and fowl. Aquatic planting should be above the shoreline to ensure summer rains and rising lake levels do not  wash away plants.

 

Torpedo Grass

While caring for your shoreline, please clean grass clippings and keep in mind how harmful weed whacking can be. Should any stray grass shoots root, they will choke out the beneficial plants. The best approach for controlling torpedo grass is with lake-friendly herbicides.  These may only be applied with the proper permit from Orange County Environmental Protection Division (407-836-1400) and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (407-858-6170).  These permits are not expensive, nor difficult to obtain.  The County-allowed weed-free area on any lot is a maximum of 30 feet. There will be no “grandfathering” of larger cleared areas.

Aquatic Weed Control Newsletters:

2017

December

November

October

September

August

July

June

May

April

March

February

January

2016

December

November

October

September

August

July

June

May

April

March

February

January

Storm Water Control

Lawn care

Don’t over water your lawn and consider using a soaker hose. Use pesticides and fertilizers sparingly.

Compost or mulch yard waste. Cover piles of dirt of mulch used for landscaping

 

Auto care

Use a commercial car wash that treats or recycles its water. Repair leaks and dispose of used auto fluids and batteries at a designated area.

 

Septic systems

Inspect your system every three years. Don’t dispose of household hazardous waste in sinks or toilets.

 

Pet waste

Remember to pick up your pet’s waste.

 

Residential landscaping

Use permeable pavement.

Collect water in a rain barrel and recycle on lawn or garden areas. Divert rain runoff into specified gardens or grass.

QUICK LINKS

Public Notice:  PER Section 119.12, Florida Statutes, (2017 Legislative Session, CS/CS/SB 80) - Notice is hereby given that the custodian of record for the City of Belle Isle is:

Yolanda Quiceno, CMC City Clerk

City of Belle Isle

1600 Nela Avenue, Belle Isle, FL 32809

yquiceno@belleislefl.gov  *  Tel 407-851-7730  *  Fax 407-240-2222

In order to best serve the public and to process your request for public records as efficiently as possible, all requests to examine or copy public records can be made in writing.  Please help us in this process by filling out a Public Records Form and return to the City Clerk.

Print Public Request Form

Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not​ want your email address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.  Dates, times and locations of all meetings and events are subject to ​change. ​​Copyright © 2014 www.cityofbelleislefl.org.  All rights reserved.

Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not​ want your email address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.  Dates, times and locations of all meetings and events are subject to ​change. ​​Copyright © 2014 www.cityofbelleislefl.org.  All rights reserved.