Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition Nears Halfway Mark in Statewide Journey

Expedition members Elam Stoltzfus, left, Carlton Ward Jr. and Mallory Lykes Dimmitt
LAKE PLACID (2012-3-7) -

The Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition is nearing the halfway mark of their trip up the length of Florida - 1,000 miles in 100 days. Their mission is to publicize the need to connect the state's disjointed wild areas into a continuous wildlife corridor. WUSF's Steve Newborn recently caught up with the group for an update.

Carlton Ward Jr., Joe Guthrie and Elam Stoltzfus discuss some of the surprises they found on the trip so far. Those include carrying 60-pound packs through the middle of palmetto patches - and how their preconceptions about the trip have jibed with the realities of traversing the length of Florida.

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