When it comes to environmental and conservation issues, the team taking part in the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition walks the walk. Acclaimed photographer Carlton Ward, Jr., bear biologist Joe Guthrie and conservationist Mallory Lykes Dimmitt are setting out on a 100-day, 1,000-mile expedition to promote the creation of a connected series of natural lands stretching from the Everglades to Georgia. The expedition team also includes award-winning cinematographer Elam Stoltzfus, who will document the journey for a film on the Florida Wildlife Corridor and will be posting regular updates on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
The Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition begins on Jan. 17 at the Flamingo Visitor Center in Everglades National Park. From there, the team will work their way north through the proposed corridor route by foot, horseback, kayak and boat. The route terminates at Georgia's Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, the largest blackwater swamp in North America.