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