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We are VERY excited about the opportunity for the public to join us during our upcoming 2014 Expedition! Come be a part of our journey as we trek along the Corridor starting from the Everglades Headwaters over to the far reaches of the Florida panhandle. Please check out our events page for more details, dates, and locations. Space is limited, so please make sure to RSVP. More to come soon! #Glades2Gulf #FWCE #floridawildlifecorridor ... See MoreSee Less

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Trail Mixer #2 - Withlacoochee River Paddle

October 18, 2014, 9:00am

15003 Broad St. Brooksville, FL 34601

Join the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition team at the Withlacoochee River for a 5 mile paddling excurision! Experience part of the Expedition with the team on Saturday October 18th. Space is limited to 75 guests, so RSVP here! This trip is self supported, so guests must provide their own paddle craft (canoe, kayak, paddleabord) and arrange their own vehicle shuttle to/from the put-in and take-out. Arrival / Meeting Time: 9:00 - 9:30 AM [Allow time to unload your boats, run shuttle, and be ready to launch 10AM] Arrival / Meeting Location (Put In): River Junction Recreational Area (more info: www.freshfromflorida.com/Divisions-Offices/Florida-Forest-Service/Our-Forests/State-Forests/Withl... ) Activity Start Time: 10AM Activity End Time: Approximately 12PM Take Out: Hog Island Recreation Area (more info: ow.ly/BmeEw) Vehicle Shuttle Route: 10.6 mile shuttle round trip, allow 30 minutes (see map here: ow.ly/BmeIR) SPACE IS LIMITED - RSVP HERE: ow.ly/Bow9J

Throw Back Thursday! Check out team members, Mallory Dimmitt and Joe Guthrie during the 2012 Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition. The 2014 Expedition launches in exactly 30 days! We're gearing up and getting ready. #Glades2Gulf #FWCE #tbt

Photos by Carlton Ward Jr./ Carlton Ward Photography (2 photos)
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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.