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A corridor forFlorida wildlife

On a flat map of Florida, the route zigzags as if it were drawn with a red crazyon by a sugar-buzzed toddler. On the ground — where the sawgrass is thick and the water full of snakes and gators — it seems even more daunting.

The Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition, which began Tuesday, is an effort to call attention to a plan to connect many of the state's remaining wild places, forming a single link that would run from the Everglades to the Okefenokee Swamp at the Georgia line.

The four-person team, which includes Clearwater photographer Carlton Ward Jr., hopes to cover nearly 1,000 miles in 100 days, producing a documentary and a lot of publicity designed to push state and federal officials to take action to create the corridor.

A corridor forFlorida wildlife 01/21/12 [Last modified: Saturday, January 21, 2012 3:30am]
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