Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition – Phase 2 - 2015

Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition - 2015

Back in 2012, four explorers spent 100 days walking and kayaking 1,000 miles up the length of Florida, from the tip of the Everglades to the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia. The mission – to publicize the need to connect the state’s remaining wild areas.

This year, the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition is back.

Three of the members have reunited. Beginning Saturday, January 10, they’ll meet up at the Creek Ranch in Polk County and begin a 70-day, 925-mile journey once again through the wild heart of the state. This time, they’ll go west, travelling through the Green Swamp, the Big Bend area and crossing Florida’s Panhandle, all the way to the Alabama state line. WUSF’s Steve Newborn will check in with them every week of the journey – and their quest to unite a patchwork of natural areas for wildlife to roam – before it’s too late. Listen beginning week of January 12, 2015 on WUSF 89.7.

Join the trio on their expedition through audio and video reports available below. All Reports are made possible by our production sponsor, The Communicty Foundation of Tampa Bay.

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WUSF is following the adventure of the three conservationists as they embark on the second leg of their trek through the state, from Central Florida, across the Panhandle to the Alabama border. Click here to keep up with our continuing coverage, along with videos and other coverage of the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition – Part II.
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Back in 2012, members of the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition team spent 100 days hiking and kayaking through the natural heart of Florida, from the Everglades to the Georgia state line. On Saturday, Jan. 10, the team sets out for round two, with an expedition that will take them from Central Florida to the Gulf Coast through the Big Bend and across the Panhandle to the Alabama state line.

We talk to bear biologist Joe Guthrie, conservationist Mallory Lykes Dimmitt and photojournalist Carlton Ward, Jr. about what they're hoping to accomplish on this 925-mile journey. Team members will document their journey on FloridaWildlifeCorridor.org, and WUSF reporters will be checking in with them weekly as they make their way across Florida.

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