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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.

Florida Matters: FL Wildlife Corridor Update From The Shores of Apalachicola Bay

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WUSF News

Nearly 1,000 miles in 70 days -- that's how long a trio of wildlife enthusiasts are traversing the state, from Central Florida to the Alabama state line. 

Just after a 50-mile paddle down the Apalachicola River, expedition members photographer Carlton Ward Jr., conservationist Mallory Lykes Dimmitt and bear biologist Joe Guthrie sat down to talk with Florida Matters about the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition

WUSF’s Steve Newborn has been meeting up with the team at various spots along the journey, and brings us an update from the shores of Apalachicola Bay for Florida Matters on Tuesday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 15 at 7:30 a.m. on WUSF 89.7 FM. 

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