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Bald cypress trees greet the dawn over Lake Russell, a focal point of the @natureflorida Disney Wilderness Preserve and starting point of our last Expedition. Shot on Day 2 of the #heartland2headwaters @fl_wildcorridor expedition with @carltonward, @joeguthrie8, @mallorydimmitt, @danny_schmidt and @grizzlycreekfilms


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Hey – you there! We're only ONE WEEK AWAY from the launch of the #Heartland2Headwaters Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition!! The mission of this trek is to navigate and document one chokepoint of the Corridor that can still be saved - but it's a piece of the Corridor that's at a crossroads. By exploring this narrow, but critical connection we will issue a call to action for additional conservation to protect and restore this remaining wild thread within a growing urban interface. #ConnectProtectRestore #KeepFLWild
http://floridawildlifecorridor.org/about-expeditions/

Special thanks to our Expedition sponsors, Mosaic, Duke Energy and Disney.


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Eric Bendick of @grizzlycreekfilms captures the #heartland2headwaters Expedition team as they launch their watercraft on Lake Russell. #floridawildlifecorridor #expedition #KeepFLWild #ConnectProtectRestore
Photo by @alexofthewild / Alexandra Morrison


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Photos by @CarltonWard >> Natural beauty is often closer than you think. That can be a resource for adventurous people but not always good for nature. I photographed this large cypress tree in the Reedy Creek Swamp during the @FL_WildCorridor Expedition that ended on Earth Day. This scene was wild but intense development was less than a mile away. Our purpose was to explore one of the last remaining wildlife corridors connecting the Everglades north to the rest of Florida and the US across Interstate 4 — the most dangerous road in America that is funneling development outward from Orlando and threatening to cut the state of Florida in half. I hope more of Florida’s 21 million residents and 100 million annual visitor will enjoy the impressive network of parks and trails hiding in plain sight of the amusement parks while helping inspire lawmakers to protect wildlife corridors before it’s too late. Please follow @CarltonWard for more of my #PathofthePanther project with @NatGeo. #FloridaWild #KeepFLWild #Heartland2Headwaters. With @mallorydimmitt @joeguthrie8 @danny_schmidt and @implementproductions.


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Photos by @CarltonWard >> Natural beauty is often closer than you think. That can be a resource for adventurous people but not always good for nature. I photographed this large cypress tree in the Reedy Creek Swamp during the @FL_WildCorridor Expedition that ended on Earth Day. This scene was wild but intense development was less than a mile away. Our purpose was to explore one of the last remaining wildlife corridors connecting the Everglades north to the rest of Florida and the US across Interstate 4 — the most dangerous road in America that is funneling development outward from Orlando and threatening to cut the state of Florida in half. I hope more of Florida’s 21 million residents and 100 million annual visitor will enjoy the impressive network of parks and trails hiding in plain sight of the amusement parks while helping inspire lawmakers to protect wildlife corridors before it’s too late. Please follow @CarltonWard for more of my #PathofthePanther project with @NatGeo. #FloridaWild #KeepFLWild #Heartland2Headwaters. With @mallorydimmitt @joeguthrie8 @danny_schmidt and @implementproductions.


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#heartland2headwaters #Repost @carltonward・・・We visited this large cypress tree in the Reedy Creek Swamp during the @FL_WildCorridor #heartland2headwaters Expedition that ended on Earth Day. This scene was wild but intense development was less than a mile away. Our purpose was to explore one of the last remaining wildlife corridors connecting the Everglades north to the rest of Florida and the US across Interstate 4 — the most dangerous road in America that is funneling development outward from Orlando and threatening to cut the state of Florida in half. I hope more of Florida’s 21 million residents and 100 million annual visitor will enjoy the impressive network of parks and trails hiding in plain sight of the amusement parks while helping inspire lawmakers to protect wildlife corridors before it’s too late. #FloridaWild #KeepFLWild. With @mallorydimmitt @joeguthrie8 @danny_schmidt and @implementproductions.


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We visited this large cypress tree in the Reedy Creek Swamp during the @FL_WildCorridor #heartland2headwaters Expedition that ended on Earth Day. This scene was wild but intense development was less than a mile away. Our purpose was to explore one of the last remaining wildlife corridors connecting the Everglades north to the rest of Florida and the US across Interstate 4 — the most dangerous road in America that is funneling development outward from Orlando and threatening to cut the state of Florida in half. I hope more of Florida’s 21 million residents and 100 million annual visitor will enjoy the impressive network of parks and trails hiding in plain sight of the amusement parks while helping inspire lawmakers to protect wildlife corridors before it’s too late. #FloridaWild #KeepFLWild. With @mallorydimmitt @joeguthrie8 @danny_schmidt and @implementproductions.


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#RepostSave @natgeotravel with @repostsaveapp ・・・ Photos by @CarltonWard >> Natural beauty is often closer than you think. That can be a resource for adventurous people but not always good for nature. I photographed this large cypress tree in the Reedy Creek Swamp during the @FL_WildCorridor Expedition that ended on Earth Day. This scene was wild but intense development was less than a mile away. Our purpose was to explore one of the last remaining wildlife corridors connecting the Everglades north to the rest of Florida and the US across Interstate 4 — the most dangerous road in America that is funneling development outward from Orlando and threatening to cut the state of Florida in half. I hope more of Florida’s 21 million residents and 100 million annual visitor will enjoy the impressive network of parks and trails hiding in plain sight of the amusement parks while helping inspire lawmakers to protect wildlife corridors before it’s too late. Please follow @CarltonWard for more of my #PathofthePanther project with @NatGeo. #FloridaWild #KeepFLWild #Heartland2Headwaters. With @mallorydimmitt @joeguthrie8 @danny_schmidt and @implementproductions.


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Photos by @CarltonWard >> Natural beauty is often closer than you think. That can be a resource for adventurous people but not always good for nature. I photographed this large cypress tree in the Reedy Creek Swamp during the @FL_WildCorridor Expedition that ended on Earth Day. This scene was wild but intense development was less than a mile away. Our purpose was to explore one of the last remaining wildlife corridors connecting the Everglades north to the rest of Florida and the US across Interstate 4 — the most dangerous road in America that is funneling development outward from Orlando and threatening to cut the state of Florida in half. I hope more of Florida’s 21 million residents and 100 million annual visitor will enjoy the impressive network of parks and trails hiding in plain sight of the amusement parks while helping inspire lawmakers to protect wildlife corridors before it’s too late. Please follow @CarltonWard for more of my #PathofthePanther project with @NatGeo. #FloridaWild #KeepFLWild #Heartland2Headwaters. With @mallorydimmitt @joeguthrie8 @danny_schmidt and @implementproductions.


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On a tranquil paddle down Reedy Creek, it’s hard to tell where the flooded swamp forest ends and the reflections begin 🌿 Day 6, #heartland2headwaters @fl_wildcorridor expedition


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Congratulations also go out to @grizzlycreekfilms for completing their second corridor expedition with @fl_wildcorridor I can't wait to see the next corridor film they make. This photo was taken while they and @carltonward were working on a different project at Buck Island Ranch
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Congratulations to @fl_wildcorridor @carltonward on a successful third expedition #heartland2headwaters. Thank you for bringing attention to the need for wildlife crossings on major highways like I-4. This photo was from when Carlton visited Buck Island Ranch last fall
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What do you stand for? For #givedaytb2018 (& everyday), I stand for conservation, clean air and water, wildlife and wild places. Help support efforts to #keepflwild with a donation during Give Day Tampa Bay (link in Bio). Photo by the talented @alexofthewild along Lake Russell in the Disney Wilderness Preserve at the start of the #heartland2headwaters Expedition. #cypress #lakerussell #yoga #samastitihi #florida #orlando #therealflorida


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[2 photos and a map] It felt wild and ancient when we hung our hammocks in the dark Reedy Creek swamp after a day of hiking. But the noise of traffic to our east and west would not let us forget that this thread of the Florida Wildlife Corridor is squeezed by development sprawling out from Orlando and that the roads and houses of this other world were less than a half mile away. See the link in my bio for the story in Sunday’s @tampabaytimes. The #Heartland2Headwaters Expedition began April 15 at The Nature Conservancy’s Disney Wilderness Preserve in the vast Everglades Headwaters and entered a bottleneck in the Corridor — a last green thread — that connects through intense development and across Interstate 4 to the Green Swamp Wilderness west of Orlando. Our purpose was to explore the fragile connections that will soon be lost without serious investments in land protection. The Everglades could inadvertently be cut off from the rest of America. Our trek ended on Earth Day. With @mallorydimmitt @joeguthrie8 @grizzlycreekfilms @danny_schmidt @implementproductions @3bearsmedia @bendicci @alexofthewild @trisaratops409 @fl_wildcorridor @nature_org @natureflorida


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I’m channeling the tenacity and can-do attitude of these little trees we paddle by on Reedy Creek during the #heartland2headwaters expedition, determined not to let a highway overpass keep them from reaching the sun ☀️ One day from now, I will have completed my three year journey to become a Master of Science in Environmental Education! What a journey it has been. One more sleepless night of defense prep to go. Let’s do this.


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Photo by Steve Newborn / @wusfpublicmedia “An animal that's deep in the forest in one of these swamps may live 99 percent of its life away from the noises of man and then coming into proximity with the Interstate is just a wall of sound and vibration and speed it doesn't contemplate - it hasn't had to deal with ever in its life...” #heartland2headwaters #connectprotectrestore #KeepFLwild

Read the full story in the link in our bio!🐾


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Photos by @mallorydimmitt > > With our 3rd Expedition in the books, we’re now preparing to share how this trek revealed critical, connectivity challenges in the heart of the Florida Wildlife Corridor...Stay turned!・・・Flashback to last Monday morning’s paddle on Lake Russell and Reedy Creek at the beginning of the @fl_wildcorridor #heartland2headwaters Expedition, before the going got tough.


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Photo / @alexofthewild. Reminiscing on mornings spent paddleboarding through cypress-rimmed lakes. The #heartland2headwaters team are back to their respective urban homes and processing all that we learned during our trek through this imperiled piece of the Corridor. We made interesting discoveries, worked through tough obstacles, and ultimately proved that navigating this #corridoratacrossroads is still possible. But for how long? Use your voice and your power to help #keepflwild; vote, advocate, use less, conserve more, and work to share this planet with all our wild neighbors. It’s as much theirs as it is ours 🌿🐾🌏 #connectprotectrestore


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Flashback to last Monday morning’s paddle on Lake Russell and Reedy Creek at the beginning of the @fl_wildcorridor #heartland2headwaters Expedition, before the going got tough.


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Repost from @mallorydimmitt using @RepostRegramApp - “On EARTH DAY 2018 we wrap up the #heartland2headwaters expedition and reflect on the challenges to keep this link in the larger @fl_wildcorridor connected and viable. Significant investment in conservation, smart growth and green infrastructure planning can prevent much of ‘wild Florida’ from being munched by urban sprawl, but the pace of land and water protection must be stepped up. #corridoratacrossroads #keepflwild
Tune into wusf 89.7 and wusfnews.org this week for special coverage of the expedition.


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Repost from @mallorydimmitt using @RepostRegramApp - “DONE! Day 7 and the @fl_wildcorridor #heartland2headwaters expedition is complete! We celebrated with friends, family and supporters tonight. #keepflwild.” Tune in to wusf 89.7 and to wusfnews.org for more coverage of this expedition.


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On EARTH DAY 2018 we wrap up the #heartland2headwaters expedition and reflect on the challenges to keep this link in the larger @fl_wildcorridor connected and viable. Significant investment in conservation, smart growth and green infrastructure planning can prevent much of ‘wild Florida’ from being munched by urban sprawl, but the pace of land and water protection must be stepped up. #corridoratacrossroads #keepflwild #connectprotectrestore


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Expedition complete! After 7 days, nearly 50 miles, and endless hours of traversing beautiful yet daunting terrain in the heart of Florida, the #heartland2headwaters expedition team has made it to their final destination in the Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve! 7 days of brutal hiking through dense swamp, paddling scenic rivers, and biking woodland trails. 7 days of proving, in a very tangible way, that a viable Wildlife Corridor exists right in the heart of central Florida amidst sprawling development. The finale of this trek is not an end, but merely a beginning. Our mission to #connectprotectrestore the Florida Wildlife Corridor truly begins with YOU! Share our mission, partner with us, and tell your friends and family how important it is, for the health of people and wildlife in Florida, to keep our land and waterways connected to each other throughout the State. Together, we can fight to #KeepFLWild 🐾🐊 photo / @alexofthewild


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Expedition Day 7, and #EarthDay: WE DID IT!! After 7 days, nearly 50 miles, and endless hours of traversing beautiful yet daunting terrain in the heart of Florida, the #heartland2headwaters expedition team has made it to their final destination in the Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve! 7 days of brutal hiking through dense swamp, paddling scenic rivers, and biking woodland trails. 7 days of proving, in a very tangible way, that a viable Wildlife Corridor exists right in the heart of central Florida amidst sprawling development. The finale of this trek is not an end, but merely a beginning. Our mission to #connectprotectrestore the Florida Wildlife Corridor truly begins with YOU! Share our mission, partner with us, and tell your friends and family how important it is, for the health of people and wildlife in Florida, to keep our land and waterways connected to each other throughout the State. Together, we can fight to #KeepFLWild 🐾🐊


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DONE! Day 7 and the @fl_wildcorridor #heartland2headwaters expedition is complete! We celebrated with friends, family and supporters tonight. #keepflwild 📷: @alexofthewild and @chelseamcsunshine


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Expedition complete! After 7 days, nearly 50 miles, and endless hours of traversing beautiful yet daunting terrain in the heart of Florida, the #heartland2headwaters expedition team has made it to their final destination in the Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve! 7 days of brutal hiking through dense swamp, paddling scenic rivers, and biking woodland trails. 7 days of proving, in a very tangible way, that a viable Wildlife Corridor exists right in the heart of central Florida amidst sprawling development. The finale of this trek is not an end, but merely a beginning. Our mission to #connectprotectrestore the Florida Wildlife Corridor truly begins with YOU! Share our mission, partner with us, and tell your friends and family how important it is, for the health of people and wildlife in Florida, to keep our land and waterways connected to each other throughout the State. Together, we can fight to #KeepFLWild 🐾🐊 photo / @alexofthewild


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Magical moment celebrating the successful completion of the #heartland2headwaters Expedition with the @fl_wildcorridor ! So grateful for people who share their passion to inspire others to explore and advocate for wild places! #keepflwild #connectprotectrestore


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We officially crossed into the Green Swamp from the Lake Wales Ridge this morning, on Day 7 of the @FL_wildcorridor #heartland2headwaters Expedition in Lake Louisa State Park. Many thanks to the park staff for hosting us and leading us on a great hike past Dixie Lake, groundcover restoration areas, Big Creek, a still smoldering controlled burn, and Dude Lake before we switched to bikes for the last leg of the trip. #keepflwild #connectprotectrestore @fl.stateparks


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Expedition Day 6: making miles with the team today! Our Executive Director @lcross_wildyoga11 and I had the pleasure of paddling for a few miles up Reedy Creek from Kissimmee to the edge of Disney with the #heartland2headwaters explorers. I could watch those reflections for days 🌿 #floridawild #keepflwild #connectprotectrestore


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Calling all Corridor friends!! We need YOUR help! You can support the #Heartland2Headwaters Expedition by voting for us today (and every day through April 30th) and JetBlue For Good might just award us with a $15K grant! CLICK LINK IN BIO TO VOTE!


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Out of the swamp and back on the water! The #heartland2headwaters team made the harrowing cross under Interstate 4 yesterday afternoon; a major milestone of the trek. Today, they continue up Reedy Creek through the urban/wild jungle interface surrounding Orlando. You would never know this scenic stretch of creek is mere yards from bustling city traffic 🚙 🌿🛶 photo / @alexofthewild #keepflwild #connectprotectrestore #corridoratacrossroads


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Should visit👆🏻👆🏻#WorldTourismForum #WeAreTheOne #Disney #world #tourism
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Photo by @CarltonWard | Lake Russell is one of the last undeveloped lakes in Central Florida. It is in the headwaters of the Everglades, a watershed that encompasses the southern half of the Florida peninsula and provides water for nine million people. The Florida Wildlife Corridor #Heartland2Headwaters Expedition begins here today from The Nature Conservancy’s Disney Wilderness Preserve near Orlando. Over the next week we’ll be exploring one of the last wildlife corridors that can still connect the Everglades to the Green Swamp across Interstate 4, which is quickly becoming a solid wall of development between Tampa and Orlando. The next week of paddling and hiking through swamps and forests at the edge of one of the most rapidly developing regions in America will help us understand whether there is still hope to protect and restore wildlife and water connections than can prevent the Everglades from being cut off from the rest of Florida and the continent. See @carltonward for a view of this lake from above and follow the journey this week. @fl_wildcorridor @nature_org #corridoratacrossroads #FloridaWild #KeepFLWild


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Day 5 of the #Heartland2Headwaters Expedition shoot, on this week-long swamp trek heading straight for Interstate 4. This @fl_wildcorridor team is in search of how to better #connectprotectrestore these precious Florida landscapes! 📷: camera dude extraordinare, @implementproductions


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Up, up and away! Our Executive Director @lcross_wildyoga11 took to the skies with @lighthawk_org to get an aerial view of the #heartland2headwaters expedition route. Aerials are tremendously helpful in examining the urban/wildlife edge, giving us a true birds eye view of the state of this #corridoratacrossroads ✈️ 🐾 #keepflwild #connectprotectrestore


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Got to fly over the route of the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition team yesterday in this cool plane. Equipped with a full on parachute (that we didn’t have to use). This group is working hard to help wildlife traverse Florida. Thanks Rudy for a great flight. Thanks Lindsay for your commitment to the environment. Callie and I learned so much. #heartland2headwaters #KeepFLWild


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Repost from @mallorydimmitt using @RepostRegramApp - Morning from the swamp. Start of day 3 of @fl_wildcorridor #heartland2headwaters Expedition. It feels like we’re deep in the swamp but the noise of roads is constant, with planes and trains chiming in. #keepflwild Tune into WUSF 89.7 later this week on 89.7, wusfnews.org and twitter @wusf for coverage of their findings.


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Expedition Day 4: breaking camp after a chilly night in this stunning palmetto and oak hammock. Today, the #heartland2headwaters team is navigating possibly the most harrowing day of the expedition; a 4 mile slog through thick, mucky, poison ivy-filled swamp totally unsupported. These guys are tough as nails. More and more inspired by these intrepid explorers every day! #connectprotectrestore #corridoratacrossroads #keepflwild


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What a way to spend the morning, flying over the #heartland2headwaters Expedition route with donors. These 2 wetlands- the Everglades Headwaters and the Green Swamp- are being sliced apart by roads and urban development. There is still time to save a path for wildlife, but we must act quickly to permanently connect, protect and restore the @fl_wildcorridor . Thank you to @lighthawk_org for the spectacular flight!


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It doesn’t get much more beautiful than dawn light through cypress trees! Our #Heartland2Headwaters Expedition team is now underway on day 4 of this weeklong trek, deep in the narrow swamp strand heading north towards Interstate 4. Many miles to go, but each step they take and each paddle stroke they make will bring us one step closer to understanding how to better #connectprotectrestore this fragile link in the Corridor 🐾🌿 Photo / @alexofthewild #keepflwild


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Turns out there’s more to Florida than Disney World and Mickey Mouse. We are halfway through a weeklong-expedition exploring one of the last remaining wildlife corridors in the State. #sufferfesting #cottonmouthsandpoisonivy #3milesperday @fl_wildcorridor #keepFLwild #heartland2headwaters


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#Repost @chelseamcsunshine with @get_repost
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The @fl_wildcorridor team began their 3rd expedition this time launching in Lake Russell on @natureflorida’s Disney Wilderness Preserve- then on to the Everglades Headwaters. They will end in the Green Swamp this Sunday. Every day 1,000 new residents move to Florida & each hour 20 acres are lost to development. The roads we build, like Interstate 4, block wildlife & water. The remaining wild areas between Tampa & Orlando are quickly becoming isolated. Only three natural connection points remain linking the Everglades Headwaters south of I-4 to the Green Swamp north of I-4. The trek’s goal is to urge leaders & influencers to take action to protect & restore remaining wild threads within our growing urban interface in order to keep wildlife thriving throughout the state of Florida. Learn more about the #Heartland2Headwaters mission by clicking the link in our bio & follow the team’s journey on insta > @fl_wildcorridor @carltonward @mallorydimmitt & @joeguthrie8
PC: @alexofthewild & @carltonward
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The @fl_wildcorridor team began their 3rd expedition this time launching in Lake Russell on @natureflorida’s Disney Wilderness Preserve- then on to the Everglades Headwaters. They will end in the Green Swamp this Sunday. Every day 1,000 new residents move to Florida & each hour 20 acres are lost to development. The roads we build, like Interstate 4, block wildlife & water. The remaining wild areas between Tampa & Orlando are quickly becoming isolated. Only three natural connection points remain linking the Everglades Headwaters south of I-4 to the Green Swamp north of I-4. The trek’s goal is to urge leaders & influencers to take action to protect & restore remaining wild threads within our growing urban interface in order to keep wildlife thriving throughout the state of Florida. Learn more about the #Heartland2Headwaters mission by clicking the link in our bio & follow the team’s journey on insta > @fl_wildcorridor @carltonward @mallorydimmitt & @joeguthrie8
PC: @alexofthewild & @carltonward
#repost @sunshinestategoods


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The @fl_wildcorridor team began their 3rd expedition this time launching in Lake Russell on @natureflorida’s Disney Wilderness Preserve- then on to the Everglades Headwaters. They will end in the Green Swamp this Sunday. Every day 1,000 new residents move to Florida & each hour 20 acres are lost to development. The roads we build, like Interstate 4, block wildlife & water. The remaining wild areas between Tampa & Orlando are quickly becoming isolated. Only three natural connection points remain linking the Everglades Headwaters south of I-4 to the Green Swamp north of I-4. The trek’s goal is to urge leaders & influencers to take action to protect & restore remaining wild threads within our growing urban interface in order to keep wildlife thriving throughout the state of Florida. Learn more about the #Heartland2Headwaters mission by clicking the link in our bio & follow the team’s journey on insta > @fl_wildcorridor @carltonward @mallorydimmitt & @joeguthrie8
PC: @alexofthewild & @carltonward #keepflwild #sunshinestate #sunshinestategoods


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A huge thank you to all of our friends, family, partners and supporters who braved the rain to wish our #Heartland2Headwaters Expedition team safe travels into #wildFlorida! Special thanks to Mosaic, @duke_energy, @natureflorida and @repdarrensoto for speaking with us and showing your support to #keepflwild! Photos / @alexofthewild 🐾🌿 #corridoratacrossroads #connectprotectrestore


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Expedition Day 3: hard to believe this beautiful cypress forest is so close to urban sprawl you can hear every car pass. This #corridoratacrossroads at the headwaters of the Everglades will be cut off from the rest of Florida, and the entire country, if we do nothing to stem the tide of development. We must work to #connectprotectrestore this critical linkage of the @fl_wildcorridor before it’s too late 🐾🌿 #heartland2headwaters #keepflwild


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Morning from the swamp. Start of day 3 of @fl_wildcorridor #heartland2headwaters Expedition. It feels like we’re deep in the swamp but the noise of roads is constant, with planes and trains chiming in. #keepflwild


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Expedition Day 2: we are underway on the @fl_wildcorridor #heartland2headwaters expedition! And what better way to start any wildlife excursion than with a point count survey 🦅 #floridawild #keepflwild #corridoratacrossroads #connectprotectrestore


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And they’re off! The #Heartland2Headwaters Expedition team began their trek through the Everglades Headwaters by paddling Lake Russell, a stunning cypress rimmed lake on @natureflorida’s Disney Wilderness Preserve. Photo / @alexofthewild


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Photo by @CarltonWard | Lake Russell is one of the last undeveloped lakes in Central Florida. It is in the headwaters of the Everglades, a watershed that encompasses the southern half of the Florida peninsula and provides water for nine million people. The Florida Wildlife Corridor #Heartland2Headwaters Expedition begins here today from The Nature Conservancy’s Disney Wilderness Preserve near Orlando. Over the next week we’ll be exploring one of the last wildlife corridors that can still connect the Everglades to the Green Swamp across Interstate 4, which is quickly becoming a solid wall of development between Tampa and Orlando. The next week of paddling and hiking through swamps and forests at the edge of one of the most rapidly developing regions in America will help us understand whether there is still hope to protect and restore wildlife and water connections than can prevent the Everglades from being cut off from the rest of Florida and the continent. See @carltonward for a view of this lake from above and follow the journey this week. @fl_wildcorridor @nature_org #corridoratacrossroads #FloridaWild #KeepFLWild


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Great 1st day of the @fl_wildcorridor #heartland2headwaters Expedition! Thanks to all who came to the launch at @natureflorida ‘s Disney Wilderness Preserve. #keepflwild


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The first day of @fl_wildcorridor’s #Heartland2Headwaters expedition! There’s nothing like a bit of wind and rain to get the adventure going. Good luck to @carltonward @joeguthrie8 and @mallorydimmitt this week in tackling the critical I4 corridor.
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Proud to work for a company that supports efforts such as the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition. Fun day at the Disney Wilderness Preserve with so many dedicated folks that love Florida and want to preserve paths for wildlife to safely navigate through our beautiful state. Thanks to Lindsay Cross, Ex Dir. Florida Wildlife Corridor. Let the expedition begin!!#KeepFLWild #heartland2headwaters


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Had the privilege to attend the launch of the @fl_wildcorridor event #heartland2headwaters Expedition. They are a conservation advocacy organization focused on connecting, protecting, and restoring corridors of conserved lands and water essential for the survival of Florida’s diverse wildlife.
#florida #wildlife #conservation #protection


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#Repost from @natgeo with @regram.app ... Photo by @CarltonWard | Lake Russell is one of the last undeveloped lakes in Central Florida. It is in the headwaters of the Everglades, a watershed that encompasses the southern half of the Florida peninsula and provides water for nine million people. The Florida Wildlife Corridor #Heartland2Headwaters Expedition begins here today from The Nature Conservancy’s Disney Wilderness Preserve near Orlando. Over the next week we’ll be exploring one of the last wildlife corridors that can still connect the Everglades to the Green Swamp across Interstate 4, which is quickly becoming a solid wall of development between Tampa and Orlando. The next week of paddling and hiking through swamps and forests at the edge of one of the most rapidly developing regions in America will help us understand whether there is still hope to protect and restore wildlife and water connections than can prevent the Everglades from being cut off from the rest of Florida and the continent. See @carltonward for a view of this lake from above and follow the journey this week. @fl_wildcorridor @nature_org #corridoratacrossroads #FloridaWild #KeepFLWild


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#Repost @natgeo (@get_repost)
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Photo by @CarltonWard | Lake Russell is one of the last undeveloped lakes in Central Florida. It is in the headwaters of the Everglades, a watershed that encompasses the southern half of the Florida peninsula and provides water for nine million people. The Florida Wildlife Corridor #Heartland2Headwaters Expedition begins here today from The Nature Conservancy’s Disney Wilderness Preserve near Orlando. Over the next week we’ll be exploring one of the last wildlife corridors that can still connect the Everglades to the Green Swamp across Interstate 4, which is quickly becoming a solid wall of development between Tampa and Orlando. The next week of paddling and hiking through swamps and forests at the edge of one of the most rapidly developing regions in America will help us understand whether there is still hope to protect and restore wildlife and water connections than can prevent the Everglades from being cut off from the rest of Florida and the continent. See @carltonward for a view of this lake from above and follow the journey this week. @fl_wildcorridor @nature_org #corridoratacrossroads #FloridaWild #KeepFLWild


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From @natgeo:
Lake Russell is one of the last undeveloped lakes in Central Florida. It is in the headwaters of the Everglades, a watershed that encompasses the southern half of the Florida peninsula and provides water for nine million people. The Florida Wildlife Corridor #Heartland2Headwaters Expedition begins here today from The Nature Conservancy’s Disney Wilderness Preserve near Orlando. Over the next week we’ll be exploring one of the last wildlife corridors that can still connect the Everglades to the Green Swamp across Interstate 4, which is quickly becoming a solid wall of development between Tampa and Orlando. The next week of paddling and hiking through swamps and forests at the edge of one of the most rapidly developing regions in America will help us understand whether there is still hope to protect and restore wildlife and water connections than can prevent the Everglades from being cut off from the rest of Florida and the continent. See @carltonward for a view of this lake from above and follow the journey this week. @fl_wildcorridor @nature_org #corridoratacrossroads #FloridaWild #KeepFLWild


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The @fl_wildcorridor #Heartland2Headwaters Expedition begins today from The Nature Conservancy’s Disney Wilderness Preserve near Orlando. Lake Russell, seen here from a helicopter in the fall, is one of the last undeveloped lakes in Central Florida. It is in the headwaters of the Everglades, a watershed that encompasses the southern half of the Florida peninsula and provides water for nine million people. Over the next week we’ll be exploring one of the last wildlife corridors that can still connect the Everglades to the Green Swamp across Interstate 4, which is quickly becoming a solid wall of development between Tampa and Orlando. Our Expedition will be exploring whether there is still hope to protect and restore wildlife and water connections than can prevent the Everglades from being cut off by development from the rest of Florida and America. Please follow @carltonward @fl_wildcorridor @grizzlycreekfilms and @danny_schmidt this week for reports from the field. @natureflorida #FloridaWild #Everglades #FloridaWildlifeCorridor #CorridorataCrossroads #KeepFLWild


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Photo by @CarltonWard | Lake Russell is one of the last undeveloped lakes in Central Florida. It is in the headwaters of the Everglades, a watershed that encompasses the southern half of the Florida peninsula and provides water for nine million people. The Florida Wildlife Corridor #Heartland2Headwaters Expedition begins here today from The Nature Conservancy’s Disney Wilderness Preserve near Orlando. Over the next week we’ll be exploring one of the last wildlife corridors that can still connect the Everglades to the Green Swamp across Interstate 4, which is quickly becoming a solid wall of development between Tampa and Orlando. The next week of paddling and hiking through swamps and forests at the edge of one of the most rapidly developing regions in America will help us understand whether there is still hope to protect and restore wildlife and water connections than can prevent the Everglades from being cut off from the rest of Florida and the continent. See @carltonward for a view of this lake from above and follow the journey this week. @fl_wildcorridor @nature_org #corridoratacrossroads #FloridaWild #KeepFLWild


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And so it begins. Wild Florida, here we come! #heartland2headwaters #keepflwild #corridoratacrossroads


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Tomorrow begins our journey - starting in the Everglades Headwaters and ending in the Green Swamp. Follow along as we traverse a region that may be at greatest risk to the survival of the Corridor, a crossroads in the center of the peninsula with an already weak connection. #Heartland2Headwaters #ConnectProtectRestore #KeepFLWild
http://floridawildlifecorridor.org/about-expeditions/

Photo by @carltonward / Carlton Ward


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@carltonward is one of my biggest inspirations in photography.  As a photographer and an environmental educator myself, I see the @fl_wildcorridor expeditions project as an amazing fusion of art, community engagement, education, and conservation. To keep the momentum of the project going, Carlton and the rest of the crew are starting some mini-expeditions. I will be at the kick-off event this Sunday! Here is a shot of Carlton at work photographing wildlife research on a conservation easement. I was fortunate enough to shadow him for a morning at Buck Island Ranch last November.
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#keepflwild
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Traded in snowy landscapes for swampy ones. 3 days until the #heartland2headwaters @fl_wildcorridor expedition launch! 🐊🐾 #connectprotectrestore #keepflwild #corridoratacrossroads


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