LARGO – The Clearwater Audubon Society, St. Petersburg Audubon Society and Pinellas Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society will commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition with a lecture and presentation by Carlton Ward Jr., featuring images created during the project.
The event will take place Thursday, Jan. 17, 6:30 p.m., at Pinellas County Extension 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. The public is invited to attend the event.
The Florida Wildlife Corridor aims to protect and restore connected landscapes throughout the Florida Peninsula to create a viable corridor from the Everglades to Georgia. The corridor addresses the fragmentation of natural landscapes and watersheds from the Everglades ecosystem north. Contributing to the fragmentation problem is the disconnect between the perceptions of Floridians and the real need to keep natural systems connected.
The goal of the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition is to mend the perception gap through an education and awareness campaign demonstrating the connection between landscapes and watersheds. By showing Floridians the panthers, bears, native cultures, ranchlands and rivers and how they are all connected, the expedition members aim to garner public support to help make the Florida Wildlife Corridor a reality.