Originally the Hyacinth Control Society, Inc. when founded in 1961, the Aquatic Plant Management Society, Inc. is a respected source of expertise in the field of biological, mechanical, and chemical aquatic plant management and aquatic plant species. The Society has grown to include several regional and state chapters. Through these affiliates, annual meetings, newsletters, and the Journal of Aquatic Plant Management, members keep abreast of the latest developments in the field.

The objectives of the Society are to assist in promoting the management of nuisance aquatic plants, to provide for the scientific advancement of members of the society, to encourage scientific research, to promote university scholarship, and to extend and develop public interest in the aquatic plant science discipline.

OUR MISSION: The Aquatic Plant Management Society (APMS) strives to promote environmental stewardship through scientific innovation and development of technology related to integrated plant management in aquatic and riparian systems.

The 50th Anniversary of the Aquatic Plant Management Society was celebrated in 2010 at the annual meeting in Bonita Springs, Florida. It is insightful to look back at the events that led us to that anniversary. Trends and events are summarized from the Society’s Journal articles and Newsletters over the previous five decades as well as issues in the headlines related to aquatic plant management. Read APMS by the Decade by Jeff Schardt.

APMS – The Origin of a Society

The Origin of a Society, a presentation by T. Wainright Miller, Jr. to the Aquatic Plant Management Society delegates at the Hyatt Regency, Tampa, Florida, July 13, 2004, with an introduction by Kenneth L Manuel, President

APMS – A Brief History of the First 36 Years

The Aquatic Plant Management Society, Inc.
A Brief History of the First Thirty-Six Years
A Commemorative Luncheon Held at the Collier Inn on Useppa Island
July 12, 1997

Founding Fathers, Presidents, Honorary Members, Presidential Awards (including the Mac C. McCowen Friendship Award, and Meeting Dates, Places, and Past Presidents, 1961 – 1997), from the Aquatic Plant Management Society, Inc. as of 1976 – Useppa Island Meeting, July 1997.