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Carlton Ward Jr. hikes along the Florida National Scenic Trail in the Withlacoochee State Forest earlier this year. The Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition will traverse this area in January. Image courtesy of Carlton Ward Photography


The Journey Continues!

The Florida Wildlife Corridor integrates Florida’s leading conservation science with compelling fine art images and rich storytelling to raise awareness about the Corridor and the need to connect and protect it. The centerpiece of our awareness campaign is the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition.

On January 10, 2015 we begin a new 1000-mile leg of our Expedition, to highlight a wildlife corridor from Central Florida to the Gulf Coast, through the Big Bend, and across the Panhandle all the way to Alabama, where our trek will conclude.

We’ll document our journey the entire way, using social media to showcase imagery and reporting from the field. We’ll host a series of Saturday Trail Mixers, where followers can join the Expedition team and participate in our trek. We are committed to bringing the Florida Wildlife Corridor to life through our Expedition. Join us!

Why We Walk

  • To connect, protect and restore corridors of conserved lands and waters essential for the survival of Florida’s diverse wildlife
  • To restore and protect our life-giving springs and rivers
  • To sustain food production, economies, and culture surrounding Gulf seafood harvests
  • To restore longleaf pine forests while conserving farms, working lands, and the communities they support

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November 27th, 8:35 am

Thank you for supporting the Florida Wildlife Corridor -- a statewide vision to keep Florida Wild. Happy Thanksgiving! See below for Thanksgiving note by Carlton Ward Jr. ... See MoreSee Less

November 26th, 7:51 am

A very cool endangered species discovery within the Florida Wildlife Corridor shared via Archbold Biological Station USFWS Endangered Species MyFWC. Photo by Joel Sartore, Photographer and PhotoArk. ... See MoreSee Less

November 26th, 12:09 am

Weeki Wachee Springs in Hernando County has an extensive underwater cave system that has been explored to a depth of more than 400 feet and is the deepest known freshwater cave system in the United States. ... See MoreSee Less

November 25th, 9:31 am

You've heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but do you know about #GivingTuesday? It's a global day dedicated to giving back on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, which is now only 1 week away! Please consider donating to the Florida Wildlife Corridor to support our #Glades2Gulf Expedition and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity.

No donation amount is too small. Thank you for your support. We cannot do what we do without you!

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November 23rd, 9:13 am

We love the Disney Wilderness Preserve! Have you been?!

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How You Can Help

Many Paths to Support

Not everyone is up for a 70 day trek across the state, but there are lots of other ways for people to help. Tracking our progress online and sharing our mission through social media or word-of-mouth is a great start. Plan to join the team for a Saturday Trail Mixer this winter (see Events page). And of course, we need support through donations.

Donations

All donations to the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition are tax-deductible and go directly to the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition public awareness campaign.

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Social Media

Track our progress, get updates, and see great videos and photography from the wild side of Florida. You can check out our Facebook page and give us a ‘like’, subscribe to our YouTube channel, or follow us on Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest. Help spread the word about the Expedition and the Corridor by sharing, posting, re-tweeting, or pinning.

Trail Mixers

Once the 2015 Expedition commences, our team will hold Saturday Trail Mixers to meet up with friends, media and others. This is a great opportunity to connect with your local park, forest, or wildlife refuge by hiking or paddling a leg of the Expedition, ask questions and build a community of support around the Florida Wildlife Corridor.