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Hidden Florida: Amazing wildlife beyond the tourist attractions

USA TODAY | June 15, 2015 | Ben Abramson

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The USA Today travel section offers a virtual expedition. From week 1 to week 10, you can experience the trek through fantastic images across 1,000 miles of fabulous natural landscape.

Below you will find press coverage across the mediums that tell the story of the 2015 Glades to Gulf Expedition. Our thanks to the Tampa Bay Times, National Geographic, Florida Trend, WUSF and the other media outlets that followed along on this important journey.

Florida Trend Weekly Updates

Week 10: Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition completes 900+ mile journey – Florida Trend – March 17, 2015
Week 8: Exploring Florida’s rare coastal dunes in the Panhandle – Florida Trend – March 6, 2015
Week 7: Backpacking the Econfina Wildlife Management Area – Florida Trend – March 3, 2015
Week 6: The cold backwaters of the Apalachicola – Florida Trend – February 20, 2015
Week 5: A wild Valentine’s Day idea – Florida Trend – February 13, 2015
Week 4: Expedition team takes conservation to the capitol – Florida Trend – February 6, 2015
Week 3: Traversing Florida’s Nature Coast – Florida Trend – January 30, 2015
Week 1: Through the Green Swamp – Florida Trend – January 16, 2015
Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition 2015 – Florida Trend – January 8, 2015

National Geographic Voices Posts

Inside a Third-Generation Oysterman’s Tough Trade (video) – National Geographic Video – April 10, 2015
Bombing Range Is National Example for Wildlife Conservation – National Geographic Voices – April 1, 2015
Trek Crosses Largest Remaining Longleaf Pine Landscape – National Geographic Voices – March 17, 2015
An Oysterman Hero in Apalachicola – National Geographic Voices – March 10, 2015
Apalachicola Bay: Looking for Balance – National Geographic Voices – March 10, 2015
Florida’s Beautiful but Inhospitable Springs (video) – National Geographic Video – March 6, 2015
Big River: the Apalachicola – National Geographic Voices – March 2, 2015
Swamp Stomping, Animal Sightings, and the Value of Trails – National Geographic Voices – February 13, 2015
Biking Adds Miles, Perspective to 1000-mile Expedition – National Geographic Voices – February 6, 2015
Diving Into Florida’s Springs – National Geographic Voices – January 30, 2015
Keeping True to the Nature Coast of Florida – National Geographic Voices – January 26, 2015
Weathering Rain, Setting a Swamp on Fire – National Geographic Voices – January 16, 2015
2015 Expedition Launches in Everglades Headwaters – National Geographic Voices – January 11, 2015
Expedition Ready to Launch – National Geographic Voices – January 8, 2015

TBT logo   Sunday Perspective


Perspective: A clear path to saving wild Florida (w/video)
– Tampa Bay Times – March 27, 2015
Perspective: The Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition’s long journey comes to an end – Tampa Bay Times – March 20, 2015
Perspective: At Eglin Air Force Base, the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition takes a walk on the wild side – Tampa Bay Times – March 13, 2015
Perspective: Scramble for a loose kayak – Tampa Bay Times – March 1, 2015
Perspective: Hiking in Florida rain crimps cameras, but shows nature’s workings – Tampa Bay Times – February 26, 2015
Perspective: Carried by a swift current – Tampa Bay Times – February 19, 2015
Perspective: A river goes underground – Tampa Bay Times – February 13, 2015
Perspective: Trials on the trail for the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition – Tampa Bay Times – February 6, 2015
Perspective: Dolphins and a long paddle – Tampa Bay Times – January 29, 2015
Perspective: An early fog, a broken link – Tampa Bay Times – January 23, 2015
Perspective: Impeded by ‘progress’ – Tampa Bay Times – January 16, 2015
Perspective: Following the path of preservation – Tampa Bay Times – January 9, 2015

WUSF News

Fl Wildlife Corridor Expedition Ends 1,000-Mile Journey – WUSF News – March 25, 2015
Exploring Florida’s Wild Northwest with the Fl Wildlife Corridor Expedition – WUSF News – March 17, 2015
Saving Wildlife Under Superhighways with the Fl Wildlife Corridor Expedition – WUSF News – March 11, 2015
Florida Matters: FL Wildlife Corridor Update From The Shores of Apalachicola Bay – WUSF News – March 10, 2015
Visiting Rare Coastal Dune Lakes with The Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition – WUSF News – March 4, 2015
Fl Wildlife Corridor Expedition Braves the Icy Apalachicola – WUSF News – February 24, 2015
Fl Wildlife Corridor Expedition Takes a Hike Through History in St. Mark’s – WUSF News – February 18, 2015
Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition Takes Trip Back in Time to Steinhatchee – WUSF News – February 11, 2015
Paddling Florida’s Iconic Springs with the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition – WUSF News – February 3, 2015
The Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition on the Withlacoochee – WUSF News – January 27, 2015
Hiking the Green Swamp with the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition – WUSF News – January 21, 2015
Journey of Nearly 1,000 Miles Begins with First Step – WUSF News – January 14, 2015
Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition Kicks off First Leg – WUSF News – January 11, 2015
Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition – Part II – Begins Saturday – WUSF News – January 8, 2015

Other Media Coverage

Wildlife Corridor would stretch from the Everglades to the Gulf – FOX 13 News – April 30
Explorers from Florida Wildlife Corridor Expediton Discuss Their Journey – 88.5 WMNF – April 27, 2015
Florida Wildlife Corridor In-Depth – Bay News 9 – April 21, 2015
Trio talks about 900 mile trek across Florida – WFLA TV – April 8, 2015
Environmental group journeys 900 miles to highlight important ecological areas in Florida – 88.5 WMNF – April 3, 2015
Second Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition Ends 1,000-Mile Journey – Florida Greenways and Trail Connections Newsletter – Spring, 2015
The Journey Continues for Glades 2 Gulf Expedition Team
– WTXL TV – March 26, 2015
Florida Wildlife Corridor expedition goes into the woods – Tallahassee Democrat – March 25, 2015
Group completes a 1,500 kilometer trek in Florida for wildlife – The China Post – March 23, 2015
Why wild animals need wildlife corridors – Mother Nature Network – March 23, 2015
Wildlife Expedition Highlighting Florida’s Environment Ends At Ft. Pickens – WUWF Public Media – March 23, 2015
Group completes 900-mile trek through Florida for wildlife – The St. Augustine Record – March 22, 2015
Wildlife corridor expedition concludes in Pensacola – Pensacola News Journal – March 19, 2015
PHOTOS: Glades to Gulf – Florida in the Wild – NWF Daily News – March 18, 2015
The Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition: Charting A Course For Wildlife Preservation – National Parks Traveler – March 16, 2015
Air Force, conservationists team up to protect land – Northwest Florida Daily News – March 6, 2015
Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition: A vision to keep Florida Wild – The Daily Okeechobee News – March 6, 2015
World Wildlife Day: How 10 National Geographic Explorers Are Making a Difference – National Geographic Voices – March 2, 2015
Bird Watching & Nature Writing: Susan Cerulean at Bald Point – WFSU Ecology Blog – February 25, 2015
Join Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition Trail Mixers in SoWal – SoWal.com – February 24, 2015
Hike Explores Florida Wildlife Corridor – Tallahassee Democrat – February 19, 2015
Exploring the Florida Wildlife Corridor – WFSU Dimensions – February 18, 2015
Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition Focuses on State’s Natural Environment – 83 Degrees Media – February 17, 2015
Life Through the Lens, Julie Mancini – Riverland News – February 12, 2015 (sign up required for free access account)
Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition journeys through Walton county March 7 – Walton Outdoors – February 11, 2015
Morning Show News Clip – WCTV – February 8, 2015
Couple documenting journey through Florida wilderness – Bay News 9 – January 30, 2015
Wildlife Expedition: 1,000 miles, 70 days – Orlando Sentinel – January 26, 2015
Wildlife corridor team given warm sendoff – TBO.com – January 21, 2015
Trio sets off on 900 mile trek across Florida – WFLA TV– January 20, 2015
Glades to the Gulf: The Expedition Continues – Florida Budget Travel – January 19, 2015
2015 Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition – Mother Nature Network – January 19, 2015
Trek Puts Focus on Conservation – The Ledger – January 10, 2015
Meet waterways explorers Jan. 24 in Dunnellon – Citrus County Chronicle – January 9, 2015
Funding can help connect the Florida Wildlife Corridor – Pensacola News Journal– November 18, 2014
Florida approves $18 billion for nature preservation – Mother Nature Network – November 6, 2014
Florida Manatees and the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition – National Geo News Watch – March 13, 2014