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The Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition team has trekked through scrub, swamp and forest from one end of the state to the other. They have documented their journeys in film, books and photography exhibitions with a goal demonstrating the urgent need for an unbroken spine of wilderness running the length of Florida to give wildlife a chance for survival.The third expedition kicked off April 15 and once again, WUSF News reporters are along for the adventure. This time around the explorers want to highlight an area of wilderness in Central Florida that is threatened on all sides by urban development and transportation infrastructure including Interstate 4.WUSF Public Media is a sponsor of the Florida Wildlife Corridor. Follow along on with our reporters on our website and social media accounts on Facebook and on Twitter, using the hashtag #Heartland2Headwaters.

WUSF News Wins 3 AP Florida Broadcast Awards

WUSF News picked up a number of awards, including three first place honors, at the Associated Press Florida Broadcasters Awards Ceremony in Orlando this past weekend.

The WUSF News Team won First Place in the categories of "Continuing Coverage, Large Market Radio" for its coverage of the Republican National Convention and "Election Coverage, Large Market Radio" for its work on the 2012 Elections.

In addition, Steve Newborn took First Place in "Photo Essay, Large Market Radio" for his work on the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition.

Newborn also was a Finalist for "Investigative Story, Large Market Radio" for his story on a Post Office worker who got sick after opening a suspect package.

Bobbie O’Brien was a Finalist in two categories: "Best Series Reporting, Large Market Radio" for Off The Base, and "Best Sports Feature, Large Market Radio" for her story on veterans taking part in adaptive water sports

Mark Schreiner was also a Finalist in the "Best Light Feature, Large Market Radio" for his University Beat report on USF's "STEM Superheroes."