Showing that connecting, protecting, and restoring corridors of conserved lands and waters are essential for the survival of Florida's diverse wildlife.
Encouraging the restoration of longleaf pine forests while conserving farms and working lands and the communities they support.
Inspiring the restoration of springs and river flows, sustaining the supply of freshwater to the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean.
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Illustrating the need for connected habitats, providing wildlife the room to roam.
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. On March 19, after 70 days, our journey concluded at Fort Pickens at Gulf Islands National Seashore just outside Pensacola.
We’ve documented our journey the entire way, using social media to showcase imagery and reporting from the field. We’ve hosted a series of Saturday Trail Mixers, where followers joined the Expedition team and participated in our trek (see the photo gallery). We are committed to bringing the Florida Wildlife Corridor to life through our Expedition. Thanks to all who followed along and shared the message.
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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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.
All donations to the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition are tax-deductible and go directly to the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition public awareness campaign.
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.
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.