Carrollwood residents want to protect cypress wetlands from development

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A group of Hillsborough County residents is trying to save cypress wetlands near Dale Mabry Highway from rezoning that could lead to development.

They’ve started a change.org petition and a Facebook group, Save Carrollwood’s Wetland.

WMNF spoke with Lauren McFadden, a resident of Carrollwood-Northdale area.

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“What they’re wanting to do in this wetland area is change the zoning to ‘commercial general.'”

“What the area is now is just over four areas of wetlands. … It’s considered a cypress dome.”

McFadden is worried about what would happen with excess rainwater if the wetlands are removed.

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