Development proposal near St. Pete’s Boyd Hill worries environmentalists


September 1, 2013 - Within the city limits, Boyd Hill Nature Preserve is as remote as it gets. The 245-acre city park is home to osprey, gopher tortoises and, in the park’s wetter areas, otters. It’s situated in the heart of the city’s south side between the southern shore of Lake Maggiore and the Lakewood Estates neighborhood.

“Boyd Hill is unique,” said Gabriel Vargas, a member of Friends of Boyd Hill, which provides volunteer and financial support for environmental education and advocacy at the park. “It’s highly unusual to have this much green space in the middle of a city.”  Read more at

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