Gracious Donation By John V. Howard
A beautiful million dollar private home and luxury hotel sprawl the 137 acres of what use to be wetlands… OK, that’s what it would’ve been if not for a change of heart and gracious donation by developer John V. Howard back in June 1994. When you finally arrive at the sign please take a minute and visualize the home and hotel and then take a long look around ending your view with a resounding thank you. Now you know the rest of this fantastic story! Oh yeah, look to your right atop the telephone pole which now houses a roosting bird’s nest now calling the John V. Howard Tract their family home.
You can find this gracious donation of land and its wildlife at Mile Marker 32.8 oceanside on US-1 upon entering the Key Deer Habitat on Big Pine Key.