1000 Miles in 100 Days

Everglades to Okefenokee 2012 Expedition

1000 Miles in 100 Days

The team traversed the Everglades ecosystem into Big Cypress, over to the Everglades Agricultural Area, back to the Okaloacoochee Slough, across the Caloosahatchee, over to Babcock Ranch, back along Fisheating Creek toward Lake Okeechobee, up the Kissimmee River with excursions toward the Lake Wales Ridge, up the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes, east around Orlando into Ocala National Forest, and ended at the Okefenokee Swamp on the Georgia/Florida border.. and north along the O2O corridor (Ocala to Osceola) to Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge.

Everglades to Okefenokee

“We want to show the world that it is still possible for a human or a bear to travel through green space from the Everglades at the southern tip to the Okefenokee Swamp in the north.”

– Carlton Ward

Why The Expedition?

The team’s goals were to bring attention to the need to connect these now disjointed wild areas, especially around road barriers. This is accomplished through a statewide network of support.

Everglades to Okefenokee

Expedition Team

Mallory Dimmitt
Mallory Dimmitt
Carlton Ward Jr.
Carlton Ward Jr.
Joe Guthrie
Joe Guthrie
Eric Bendick
Eric Bendick
Thomas Winston
Thomas Winston

Thank you to those who helped make our Expedition possible!


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Ferman Auto Logo
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Creative Contractors

The Felburn Foundation

Culbreath Family Foundation

Burton Family Foundation

The Spurlino Foundation


1000 Friends of Florida

Adams Ranch

Archbold Biological Station

Audubon of Florida

Conservation Trust for Florida

Department of Defense

Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission

Florida Wildlife Federation

The Nature Conservancy


University of Florida Geo-Plan Center

Wildlands Conservation

World Wildlife Fund