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(BLACK PR WIRE) – Miami, FL – After completing the first week of their 100-day, 1,000-mile trek, the explorers of the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition will meet up with the members of Marshall Foundation’s River of Grass Canoe Expedition to share stories and experiences from paddling through the Everglades.
The meet-up between the two expedition teams will take place at a campsite on the Tamiami Trail on Tuesday, January 24, 2012. Following the meet-up, the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition team will continue its 100-day, 1,000 mile trek from the Everglades to the Okefenokee Swamp in South Georgia.
The two expeditions started at different locations - the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition in Flamingo and the River of Grass Expedition at the Loxahatchee Wildlife Refuge – but share the same passion to provide the public with an inside look at Florida’s land, wildlife and waters.
What: Meet-up of the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition and the Marshall
Foundation’s River of Grass Canoe Expedition
When: Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Tamiami Trial and the boat ramp at the L-67C canal
Directions: Coming from the east or north, it’s 12 miles west from the
intersection of Krome Avenue and SW 8th Street/US 41/Tamiami Trail. After passing Everglades Safari Park on the left (south side of Tamiami Trail), the turn-off to the boat ramp is about 2 miles further on the right side. Continue past the construction site on the left and proceed to the camp site about 100 yards further down on the left by the canal.
About the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition:
The Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition is a 100-day, 1,000 mile trek to raise awareness of a functional ecological corridor that spans the entire state of Florida. The four explorers - photographer Carlton Ward Jr., biologist Joe Guthrie, conservationist Mallory Lykes Dimmitt and filmmaker Elam Stoltzfus – are committed to connecting the remaining natural lands, waters, working farms and ranches from the Everglades to South Georgia. They will study and document the land, wildlife and waters for the visionary project.
To follow the expedition, view the calendar of activities and download photos and additional media materials about the Florida Wildlife Corridor project, visit http://www.floridawildlifecorridor.org.
Connect with the expedition team during the trek on its social media pages:
• Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/FloridaWildlifeCorridor
• Twitter - https://twitter.com/FL_WildCorridor
• YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/FLWildlifeCorridor
• Google+ - http://bit.ly/FWCExpeditionGooglePlus
About the Arthur R. Marshall Foundation’s River of Grass Canoe Expedition:
The Arthur R. Marshall Foundation’s River of Grass Canoe Expedition is a 78-mile expedition from the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee Refuge to the Tamiami Trail. The 12 paddlers will be sharing the experience with students, parents and teachers throughout the trip to provide a close view of remote parts of the Everglades and learn about the state of vegetation and wildlife.
To learn more about the Arthur R. Marshall Foundation and the historic River of Grass Canoe Expedition, visit www.artmarshall.org.