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Fl Wildlife Corridor Expedition
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.

FL Wildlife Corridor Documentary Airs Tonight On WUSF TV; PBS Is Next

The documentary of the second cross-Florida trip of the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition, "The Forgotten Coast: Return to Wild Florida,” will have its first broadcast airing Thursday at 8 p.m. on WUSF TV, Channel 16.

Broadcasts on PBS stations around the country are next.

The documentary played to a sold-out crowd last week during a premiere at the Tampa Theatre. So many people were turned away that a second showing was held the following weekend. It follows the journey earlier this year of Tampa conservationist Mallory Lykes Dimmitt, Tampa nature photographer Carlton Ward Jr., and St. Petersburg bear biologist Joe Guthrie as they traveled from Central Florida through the Panhandle to the Alabama state line near Pensacola.

This was their second journey - the first in 2012 had the group traveling 1,000 miles in 100 days, hiking, biking and kayaking from the tip of the Everglades north to the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia. (You can read - and listen to -WUSF's weekly coverage of the expedition HERE.)

WUSF Television Program Director Susan Geiger said beginning next year, the documentary will be distributed to other public television stations. The documentary for the first Wildlife Corridor Expedition also aired on public stations around the country, she said.

Here's the upcoming television schedule:

Additional Viewing Opportunities

November 19 at 8:00 PM

Broadcast: WUSF TV 16.1

Verizon FiOS: 470

Brighthouse: 616

Comcast: 204

November 20 at 1:00 AM & 4:00 AM

Broadcast: WUSF TV 16.1

Verizon FiOS: 470

Brighthouse: 616

Comcast: 204

November 21 at 6:00 PM

Broadcast: WUSF TV 16.1

Verizon FiOS: 470

Brighthouse: 616

Comcast: 204

November 22 at 8:00 PM & 11:00 PM

Broadcast: WUSF TV 16.4

Verizon FiOS: 471

Brighthouse: 619

Comcast: 207

November 23 at 2:00 PM & 5:00 PM

Broadcast: WUSF TV 16.4

Verizon FiOS: 471

Brighthouse: 619

Comcast: 207

November 25 at 1:00 PM

Broadcast: WUSF TV 16.1

Verizon FiOS: 470

Brighthouse: 616

Comcast: 204

December 17 at 10:00 PM

Broadcast: WUSF TV 16.1

Verizon FiOS: 470

Brighthouse: 616

Comcast: 204

December 18 at 3:00 AM

Broadcast: WUSF TV 16.1

Verizon FiOS: 470

Brighthouse: 616

Comcast: 204

December 20 at 10:00 PM

Broadcast: WUSF TV 16.4

Verizon FiOS: 471

Brighthouse: 619

Comcast: 207

December 21 at 2:00 AM

Broadcast: WUSF TV 16.1

Verizon FiOS: 470

Brighthouse: 616

Comcast: 204

 

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