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Aquatic Plant Management Council meets Jan. 23 at Harbison State Forest

January 16, 2024

The S.C. Aquatic Plant Management Council will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23 at the Harbison State Forest’s Environmental Education Center Conference Room at 5600 Broad River Road in Columbia. It will also be available via WebEx. The meeting is open to the public.

Anyone with business for the council or who wishes to receive WebEx log-in instructions should contact Julie Holling at the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) by e-mail at To provide for an efficient meeting and to allow time for anyone who would like to speak to the council, please contact Julie Holling in advance if you would like to address the council or otherwise participate in the meeting. Items scheduled on the agenda for the meeting include:

  • Call to Order of the 143rd Meeting
  • Review and Approval of the Minutes of the March 8, 2023 (142nd) Council meeting
  • Public Comment Period (30 minutes)
  • Recap of 2023 Aquatic Control Operations (Santee Cooper & DNR)
  • Grass Carp and Game Fish Update – Levi Kaczka
  • Santee Cooper Field Observations – Chad Holbrook
  • Santee Cooper Multispectral Aquatic Plant Survey Results and Grass Carp Recommendation – Casey Moorer
  • Review & Approval of 2024 Draft Aquatic Plant Management Plan to Post for Public Comment (Potential addition of Lake Blalock & Broadway Lake, and changes to the 2024 plan)
  • Topics and Dates for 2024 Council Meetings
  • New Business
  • Adjournment

Media Contact: Greg Lucas,, (864) 380-5201