Mark Lane: New book tells of Florida’s fight for natural lands

Posted on November 20, 2022

Clay Henderson’s just-released book on the history of Florida land preservation, “Forces of Nature: A History of Florida Land Conservation,” starts with some familiar names. Among them Walter Boardman, an area environmental activist I think of whenever I pedal my bicycle down the narrow swamp road that bears his name, Walter Boardman Lane. That road runs past the impressive Boardman Oak and over the modest Walter Boardman Bridge, a favorite crabbing spot, on the scenic route known simply as “The Loop.”


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