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First Annual Florida Wildlife Corridor "Trail Mixer"

September 25, 2014, 7:00pm

Tampa Bay Automobile Museum
Pinellas Park, FL   Map

The Florida Wildlife Corridor is hosting an inaugural event to help fund the 2014 Expedition, and to lay the foundation for an annual event to support the organization. The 2014 Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition, set to launch on October 11th, will expand public awareness and generate additional support for a connected, protected Florida Wildlife Corridor. The 2014 Expedition will cover 70 days and at least 700 miles, from the Everglades headwaters near Orlando to the Gulf Coast, and across the Florida Panhandle to Alabama. Please join us in supporting and celebrating the Florida Wildlife Corridor! The ticket price is $55 per person. To secure your ticket, please visit our Eventbrite page at ow.ly/A4N8V. SPACE IS LIMITED. SECURE YOUR TICKET BY PURCHASING NOW! Follow the Expedition and sign up for our newsletter at www.floridawildlifecorridor.org The Florida Wildlife Corridor is a conservation advocacy organization focused on connecting, protecting and restoring corridors of conserved lands and waters essential for the survival of Florida’s diverse wildlife. The organization showcases the need to protect the missing links in the Corridor, preserve Florida’s waters, and sustain working lands and rural economies from the Everglades to Georgia and Alabama. A dedicated statewide Corridor will benefit wildlife, watersheds and people for generations to come. To learn more about the Florida Wildlife Corridor, please visit www.floridawildlifecorridor.org.

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Hear the Inside Story - Interview

Listen to Michelle Z. Walker's interview with the expedition members at the West Palm Photographic Center film premier. Published April 18, 2013 by WFIT Public Radio for the Space Coast. (website)
Listen to the Interview - 8.6 minutes

Public Service Announcement Connects Timberlands to Wildlife

This PSA was created to raise awareness about the beneficial role of working timberlands in Florida, and their importance to the Florida Wildlife Corridor. Much of the Florida Wildlife Corridor is made up of working timberlands that not only provide crucial habitat for wildlife, but also provide clean air and water. As a communications partner for the Florida Wildlife Corridor, LINC is working with artists and storytellers to inspire the public to learn about the Corridor and engage in its permanent protection. To learn more, visit www.LINC.us.

 Listen to the Timberlands PSA Audio - 30 seconds
Watch the Timberlands PSA on our YouTube Channel

The Journey Continues!

In 2012, a four-person Expedition team completed a 100-day, 1000-mile journey to raise awareness for the Florida Wildlife Corridor opportunity. October 11, 2014 marks the kick off for the second expedition to expand public awareness and generate support for a connected Florida Wildlife Corridor.
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We will highlight new stories of ecological importance, from Longleaf Pine restoration and the health of the Gulf fishery to the survival of the Florida black bear – expanding the statewide corridor vision west to Alabama.

The vision for the second Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition is to connect natural lands and waters throughout the northwest region of Florida, from the Green Swamp to the panhandle.

Despite extensive fragmentation of the landscape in recent decades, a statewide network of connected natural areas is still possible (see the Maps Tab). The 2012 expedition laid the foundation with a robust media campaign to share the Corridor concept and vision. Keeping in the spirit of the first expedition, we’re raising awareness about the fleeting opportunity we have to connect natural and rural landscapes in order to protect the waters that sustain us, the coastal wetlands and dunes that protect us, the working farms and ranches that feed us, the forests that clean our air, and the combined habitat these lands provide for Florida’s diverse wildlife, including manatees and sea turtles.

The Florida Wildlife Corridor

The Florida Wildlife Corridor project is a collaborative vision to connect remaining natural lands, waters, working farms, forests and ranches from the Everglades to Georgia, protecting a functional ecological corridor for the health of people, wildlife and watersheds. Florida Wildlife Corridor Goals:

  • Connect, protect and restore corridors of conserved lands and waters essential for the survival of Florida’s diverse wildlife
  • Restore spring and river flows, sustaining the supply of freshwater to the Gulf of Mexico
  • Sustain food production, economies and culture surrounding Gulf seafood harvests
  • Sustain the food production, economies and cultural legacies of working ranches and farms within the corridor
  • Restore longleaf pine forests while conserving farms and working lands and the communities they support
  • Provide the room to roam to allow wildlife to adapt to a changing climate

Governor and Cabinet Recognize Florida Wildlife Corridor and Expedition Team

On June 4, Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet issued a resolution recognizing the Florida Wildlife Corridor as a visionary project to connect the remaining natural lands, waters, working farms, forests and ranches from the Everglades to Georgia. (read the resolution)

Expedition DVD and Book Now Available

Expedition Products-small Get your copies today at these outlets: Live Oak Productions Commerce Store (DVD and Book) Barnes and Noble (Book) Amazon.com (Book) In 2012, four explorers enter the Everglades and, 100 days later, reach the Okefenokee Swamp in southern Georgia. The Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition showed that the heart of Florida is still wild–and can still be saved. You can now experience the lessons learned on the expedition from the comfort of your own home. The DVD features a collection of stories and experiences woven together in a documentary format. It includes extra video stories and a music video. Produced by Elam Stoltzfus, featured on PBS TV. The Book shares stunning photographs by Carlton Ward Jr and essays by fellow explorers to bring the story to life in vivid detail. Travel with them to discover the rivers, swamps, prairies, springs and forests, cattle ranchers and timberlands.