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 Glades to Gulf Expedition launched on January 10, 2015 as a vision to keep Florida wild and to expand public awareness and generate support for a connected Florida Wildlife Corridor. We highlighted 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.

In 2012, our first expedition laid the foundation for this work with a robust media campaign to share the Corridor concept and vision. On January 17 of that year, we kicked off a 1000-mile expedition over a 100-day period to increase public awareness and generate support for the Florida Wildlife Corridor project.

Bear biologist Joe Guthrie, conservationist Mallory Lykes Dimmitt, photojournalist Carlton Ward Jr and filmmaker Elam Stoltzfus trekked from the Everglades National Park toward Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in southern Georgia. The travelers traversed the wildlife habitats, watersheds and participating working farms and ranches, which comprise the Florida Wildlife Corridor opportunity area.

The team documented the corridor through photography, video streams, radio reports, daily updates on social media and digital networks (read Blog posts). They also organized a host of  activities for reporters, landowners, celebrities, conservationists, politicians and other guests. Award-winning cinematographer Elam Stoltzfus documented the 2012 expedition to produce a film about the journey and the Florida Wildlife Corridor.

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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April 21st, 11:07 pm

#EarthDay is tomorrow! How will you celebrate?!?!

A few followers have reported that they saw the film from our first expedition, "Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition: Everglades to Okefenokee," by Elam Stoltzfus on PBS in the past few days. That trek was completed on Earth Day 2012! You can view that film tomorrow or anytime on Vimeo on Demand at vimeo.com/ondemand/flwildlifecorridorfilm.
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April 20th, 12:10 pm

Save the Date! We are participating in Give Day Tampa Bay on May 5th for a community-wide, 24-hour online giving day. Please help us continue to tell the story of the #Glades2Gulf Expedition and our vision to #keepFloridawild leading up to and through the documentary film which will be released this fall. For more information about Give Day Tampa Bay, please click here: givedaytampabay.org

Thank you for your support!
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April 17th, 1:07 pm

Mallory Dimmitt and Carlton Ward Jr. enjoyed a wonderful reception for their Florida Wildlife Corridor presentation last night at the Palm Beach Zoo! ... See MoreSee Less

April 16th, 1:19 pm

The Florida Wildlife Corridor vision relies heavily on collaboration among the state’s citizens. We encourage artists and communicators to apply their talents to telling Florida’s stories to engage the public in preservation of landscapes critical to biodiversity and quality of life for all. The Voices of the Corridor album contains a collection of works which represent Florida's rich biodiversity, created by our friends and fellow artists. ... See MoreSee Less

April 14th, 10:30 pm

Join us on Thursday at the Palm Beach Zoo! Photojournalist Carlton Ward Jr. and conservationist Mallory Dimmitt will give a lecture entitled “From Glades to Gulf: 1,000 Miles in 100 Days, a Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition,” from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Zoo's Tropics Cafe.

**Seating for the Conservation Leadership Lecture Series is limited. Tickets are $20.00 per person per event, or a series package can be purchased for $55 per person. Cocktails & passed hors d'oeuvres will be served. To purchase your tickets online, visit www.palmbeachzoo.org. If you have any questions about the event, please call the Zoo at (561) 547-WILD ext. 285.
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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. Check out 10 Ways You Can Help. Like our Facebook page, 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. 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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