Michelle Z Walker http://wfit.org en Slideshow: Expeditions Team Up For Conservation Paddle http://wfit.org/post/slideshow-expeditions-team-conservation-paddle <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;">The&nbsp;</span><a data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=111842728847292&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22directed_target_id%22%3A0%7D" href="https://www.facebook.com/FloridaWildlifeCorridor?directed_target_id=0" style="color: rgb(59, 89, 152); cursor: pointer; font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;">Florida Wildlife Corridor</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande' Mon, 14 Oct 2013 15:02:38 +0000 Michelle Z Walker 27554 at http://wfit.org Slideshow: Expeditions Team Up For Conservation Paddle Florida Supreme Court Approves Conservation Amendment http://wfit.org/post/florida-supreme-court-approves-conservation-amendment <p>Update to a <a href="http://wfit.org/post/florida-campaign-gathers-signatures-future-land-protection" target="_blank">previous WFIT feature</a>:</p><p>In recent years conservation funding in Florida has been cut by 97.5%. A coalition of volunteers spent the last several months collecting signatures across the state, in an attempt to return funding. The citizens and environmental groups behind this petition drive needed about a million signatures for the measure - known as Florida&rsquo;s Water and Land Legacy amendment - to make it to the 2014 ballot. The Florida Supreme Court has just agreed that it satisfies legal requirements for placement on the ballot.<a href="http://floridawaterlandlegacy.org/index.php?page=pressrelease&amp;content=extended&amp;id=4" target="_blank"> The Water and Land Conservation</a> amendment is the first constitutional amendment to be approved by the Supreme Court for the 2014 ballot, according to Florida&rsquo;s Water and Land Legacy, the amendment&rsquo;s sponsor. Thu, 26 Sep 2013 19:33:10 +0000 Michelle Z Walker 26894 at http://wfit.org Expedition Florida 500 At Melbourne's Ballard Park http://wfit.org/post/expedition-florida-500-melbournes-ballard-park <p><em>The State of Florida is celebrating 500 years of history, </em><em>since the arrival of explorer Juan Ponce de León in 1513. Expedition Florida 500 is a modern-day excursion that derives its name from this historic milestone. Unlike Ponce de Leon, Expedition Florida 500 front man, Justin Riney, isn’t looking for new land to settle, rather to clean up, restore and protect Florida’s shorelines and waterways. He launched in Pensacola and has journeyed the state’s coastlines, engaging the public as he goes.</em></p><p></p><p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 18:55:27 +0000 Michelle Z Walker 23017 at http://wfit.org Expedition Florida 500 At Melbourne's Ballard Park Florida Black Bears And Roadways: A Closer Look http://wfit.org/post/florida-black-bears-and-roadways-closer-look <p>National Geographic’s Crittercam is a research tool designed to be worn by wild animals. It records video for a unique look from the wearer’s perspective. This technology has gathered film from the viewpoints of different wildlife species all across the globe. Now it’s a Florida black bear’s turn.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 31 May 2013 15:40:37 +0000 Michelle Z Walker 21787 at http://wfit.org Florida Black Bears And Roadways: A Closer Look Florida Wildlife Corridor Film: Vision Of A Connected Land http://wfit.org/post/florida-wildlife-corridor-film-vision-connected-land <p>Last year four explorers took an epic journey through the Florida outdoors. They traveled the entire length of the state to raise public awareness for the Florida Wildlife Corridor, a vision to connect what remains of the natural lands and waterways of Florida's interior. Expedition members documented the journey through photography, social media updates, special events along the way and a documentary film. It's called <em>Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition: Everglades to Okefenokee, </em>and is now showing on public television stations throughout the state.</p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 14:54:32 +0000 Michelle Z Walker 19866 at http://wfit.org Florida Wildlife Corridor Film: Vision Of A Connected Land