About Us

Mission

The Society’s mission is “To Preserve Florida’s Aquatic Heritage”

OBJECTIVE

The Florida Aquatic Plant Management Society was formed in 1976 with these objectives in mind:
  • To provide a common forum in which to meet, discuss, exchange ideas and information for everyone interested in the management of the aquatic ecosystem. Assist all Aquatic Plant Management personnel: private, commercial and public in all aspects of their profession so that Florida's aquatic plant managers may become the most knowledgeable and educated professionals possible.
  • To assist research scientists, legislators, planners, state and federal governmental agencies, lawyers, engineers, educational institutions, students, and others concerned with the general aims of this Society.
  • To encourage and assist in:
  • Gathering and making available to supervisory and field personnel the most advanced information in all methods of aquatic plant management.
  • Research and development of herbicides to control aquatic plant.
  • Research and development of mechanical control of aquatic plants.
  • Research and development of biological control of aquatic plants.
  • Research and development of any other method or combination of methods that are potentially practical for field use.
  • Protection of water quality in the State, and upgrading in general the aquatic ecosystem.
  • Making available to the media, accurate information for education of the public as to the need, safety, advantages, and limitations of aquatic plant control.

President

Jeremy Slade

UPL NA Inc.

President-Elect

Stephen Montgomery

Allstate Resource Management- 1st year

Past-President

Scott Jackson

Sygenta

2020-2021 Officers

Secretary

Stephanie Walters

Nutrien Ag Solutions

Treasurer

Jennifer Myers

Applied Aquatic Management, Inc.

Editor

Amy Giannotti

AquaSTEM Consulting, LLC

Directors Third Year

Samantha Yuan
Research and Outreach Manager

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Invasive Plant Management Section

Todd Olson

Aquatic Vegetation Control, Inc

James Boggs, Jr.
Branch Manager

Florida IVM
Helena Agri-Enterprises, LLC

Directors Second Year

Nancy Healy
Marketing Manager

Brewer International

Telly Smith

Applied Aquatic Management, Inc.

Nathalie Visscher
Regional Biologist

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Invasive Plant Management Section

Directors First Year

Jason Cull
Operational Manager

Lee County Hyacinth Control

Jason Ferrell
Professor and Director

UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants

Alexandra Onisko
Upland/Wetland Invasive Species Biologist

South Florida Water Management District

Committees

Aquatics Magazine Advertising

Angie Huebner

Invasive Plant Management

Auditing

Keshav Setaram

Awards

Scott Glasscock

Disney Pest Management

By-Laws

James Boggs, Jr
Branch Manager

Florida IVM
Helena Agri-Enterprises, LLC

Education and Outreach

Steve Montgomery

Allstate Resource Management

Governmental Affairs

Matt Phillips

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Invasive Plant Management

Historical

Andy Fuhrman

Allstate Resource Management, Inc.

Local Arrangements

Bill Torres

Merchandise

Steve Montgomery

Allstate Resource Management

Nominating

Scott Jackson

Syngenta

Program

Brett Bultemeier
Assistant Extension Professor

UF/IFAS Pesticide Information Office

Resource Demonstration

Dharmen Setaram

Winfield United

Scholarship

Keshav Setaram

Vendor

Scott Jackson

Syngenta

Web Site

Angie Huebner

Invasive Plant Management