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Florida's First Green City

Monday, May 11, 2009  
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St. Petersburg was designated as the first city in the state to become a "Green City" by the Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC). St. Petersburg was awarded the distinction for its renowned environmental initiatives, some of which include: one of the country's largest reclaimed water systems; recycling program and a successful yard waste-to-mulch program; preservation of environmentally sensitive land and habitat restorations; an extensive parks system; more than 50 miles of bicycle trails; water conservation education; programs to protect surface waters; tree planting programs; environmental education at such places as the, Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, Sunken Gardens and Weedon Island; and more.

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