Peter Verhulst​

Peter Verhulst, the 1993 FAPMS Aquatic Plant Manager of the Year (it was then called ”Applicator of the Year”) passed away on May 20th, 2013. He was 85. Pete was employed by the Lee County Hyacinth Control District from 1980-1993. His primary job was as a herbicide applicator, but he was also well-versed in mechanical and biological control of nuisance aquatic weeds. After retirement, he came back several summers as a part-time inspector for Mosquito Control, responding to service requests. Pete served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a retired Captain with the Ridgewood, New Jersey Fire Department.