Exposing New Audiences to Conservation

What is a “Friend”raiser?

With 1,000 new residents moving to Florida every day, development and transportation infrastructure are consuming natural and agricultural lands at a rate of 20 acres per hour. Roads like Interstate 4, while vital to the movement of people, create hard barriers to the movement of wildlife and water.

The remaining wild areas between Tampa and Orlando are quickly becoming isolated. Only three potential natural connection points remain linking the Everglades Headwaters south of I-4 to the Green Swamp north of I-4. As the two most extensive wetlands in the state, they provide freshwater flow to nearly 15 million Floridians.

The mission of the 2018 Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition was to navigate and document one chokepoint of the Corridor that can possibly still be saved. By exploring this narrow, but critical, connection we issue a call to action for additional conservation to protect and restore this remaining wild thread within a growing urban interface.

Previous Friendraisers:

Last “Friendraiser” we partnered with Columbia Restaurant and the Flying Boat Brewing Company in St. Petersburg, Florida to convene with individuals and organizations in the area. We featured Florida wildlife art by Sonja Pedersen and live painting with Kelly Quinn of Canvas of the Wild. We screened one of our expedition films, The Last Green Thread, and shared our mutual love and respect for Florida’s natural resources.


Suncoast Compost
1000 Friends of Florida
Florida Wildlife Federation
Sierra Club
Pinellas FL Native Plant Society

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