Make Connections.

Make Connections.

Showing that connecting, protecting, and restoring corridors of conserved lands and waters are essential for the survival of Florida's diverse wildlife.

photo by Carlton Ward, Jr.

Conservation

Conservation

Encouraging the restoration of longleaf pine forests while conserving farms and working lands and the communities they support.

photo by Carlton Ward Jr.

Restoration

Restoration

Inspiring the restoration of springs and river flows, sustaining the supply of freshwater to the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean.

photo by Genevieve Dimmitt

Fill the Gaps

Fill the Gaps

Illustrating the need for connected habitats, providing wildlife the room to roam.

photo by Carlton Ward Jr.


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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March 5th, 9:08 pm

Several milestones reached today: we had our longest day yet of backpacking (17.6 miles) and we passed the highest point on the #FloridaTrail (<300'). The #Glades2Gulf Expedition comes to an end in 2 short weeks!! Can you help us inspire more people by recruiting 2 friends to like our page?

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March 5th, 10:51 am

Florida Wildlife Corridor added 16 new photos to the album: Glades to Gulf: Week 8. ... See MoreSee Less

March 5th, 7:30 am

#Glades2Gulf day 53: Morning dew drips from a young longleaf pine growing on the Nokuse Plantation, the site of the largest private longleaf pine restoration in the world. The team hiked through Nokuse on a newly cut section of the Florida National Scenic Trail. Photo by Carlton Ward Photography. Florida Trail Association ... See MoreSee Less

March 3rd, 12:38 pm

Hiking the Florida Trail along Magnolia Creek in the Lafayette Creek WMA with David Clayton of Northwest Florida Water Management District. #Glades2Gulf day 53. Florida Trail Association ... See MoreSee Less

March 3rd, 7:00 am

Today, day 53, we continue west on the Florida Trail toward Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. The route begins from last night's camp beside Forgotten Creek. Here is a short video from the trail last week, looking at Joe Guthrie photographing rapids on Econfina Creek. #Glades2Gulf #FloridaWild Northwest Florida Water Management District Video by Carlton Ward Photography. ... See MoreSee Less

March 2nd, 8:00 am

Day 51: Mallory Dimmitt races through pines in Point Washington State Forest. Positioned between Eden Garden, Grayton Beach and Topsail Hill State Parks, the Point Washington State Forest helps connect a conservation corridor beside the beaches between Panama City and Destin. The #Glades2Gulf Expedition route today connected these coastal conservation lands to the larger Florida Wildlife Corridor north of Choctawhatchee Bay. Photo by Carlton Ward Photography. ... See MoreSee Less

March 1st, 11:46 pm

Florida Wildlife Corridor added 4 new photos to the album: Glades to Gulf: Week 6 — with Joe Guthrie and Mallory Dimmitt. ... See MoreSee Less

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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.