Mosaic Contributes to the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition
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Mosaic Contributes to the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition

March 15, 2012   |   ShareThis

The Mosaic Company is supporting the “Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition: 1,000 Miles in 100 Days” project during which four environmental advocates are traveling 1,000 miles on foot, on horseback and in kayaks. This 100-day expedition aims to raise awareness about the need to create a viable wildlife corridor from the Everglades to Georgia.

The expedition kicked off on January 17 in the Everglades National Park and is scheduled to end at the Okefenokee Wildlife Refuge on Earth Day, April 23.

Bear biologist Joe Guthrie, conservationist Mallory Lykes Dimmitt, photojournalist Carlton Ward Jr. and nature film producer Elam Stolzfus are trekking from the Everglades National Park to the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in southern Georgia. On their travels, they will traverse through wildlife habitats, watersheds and participating working farms and ranches that comprise the Florida Wildlife Corridor opportunity area.

The team will document the corridor through photography, video streams, radio reports, daily updates on social media and digital networks, and a host of activities for reporters, landowners, conservationists, dignitaries and other guests.

Mosaic is supporting the expedition through its sponsorship of update reports airing on WUSF Public Media stations WUSF 89.7 and WUSF TV. Mosaic is also the exclusive sponsor of a PBS documentary that will be created as a result of the expedition.

“The Mosaic Company chose to support this project because of our strong commitment to environmental education, habitat conservation and sustainability partnerships in Florida’s communities,” said Bo Davis, Mosaic’s Senior Vice President, Phosphate Operations. “The Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition brings together diverse stakeholders while raising public awareness about the potential reconnection of fragmented landscapes.”

Visit the Florida Wildlife Corridor project web site for additional information and to follow the expedition’s progress across Florida.