Historic Markers Across Florida



The Millennium Forest



Marker ID: DAR 
Location: Hillsborough River State Park, US 301, Tampa, FL 33592
County: Hillsborough
Coordinates: N 28° 08.721    W 082° 13.526
  28.14535    -82.22543333
Style: Carved Stone **
Waymark: WMRNXN
 



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The Millennium Forest


In 1940, in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Florida State Society DAR planted at this site a "Penny Pine Forest" comprise of commercial timber.

Starting in 2002, the Florida State Society DAR began the project of replacing this forest. Among the descendants of the "Penny Pines" using native trees and shrubs typical of a long leaf pine habitat. The goal of this reforestation project is to create a natural forest that would have existed centuries ago

Florida State Society,
DAR Mary Lou Glutter James, State Regent