Trio travels 1,000 miles to aid wildlife

After a 70-day journey from the Florida Everglades, participants in the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition March 19 paddled up to Fort Pickens, ending a 1,000-mile trek aimed to improve the state’s wildlife areas.

Krystin Olinski, spokeswoman for the event, said three participants hiked, biked and paddled the entire route to promote what organizers said is the need to protect and restore missing links in Florida’s “Wildlife Corridor” – connected greenspaces which allow wildlife to move and flourish, lessening threats by human population increases and resulting development.

Biologist Joe Guthrie, Mallory Dimmitt and photographer Carlton Ward Jr. participated in the journey, which began Jan. 10 in the Everglades.

Read more in the March 26 issue of the Navarre Press or subscribe online here.

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