Are we there yet?

John Davis kayaking in mangroves, FL Keys, photo credit Phil Lacinak

Summer time is road trip time for many people.  But conservation athlete John Davis took a different route last year:  He followed the wildest path possible when he traveled from Key Largo Florida to Canada’s Gaspe peninsula, shunning roads for the rivers, wetlands and woods of eastern North America to complete his cross continental trek.  I wrote about Davis’ journey in this blog when he completed it last November.  Blue Ridge Press now has distributed my recent piece on his trip and the larger quest to conserve America’s wildlife through wildways – ecologically functional chains of wildlands connected by habitat corridors rather than roads.  We’ve got a long way to go.

Read about it in the following newspapers:

Amy Mathews Amos.  “The Greatest Un-road Trip Ever.”  Adirondack Daily Enterprise.  May 21, 2012.

Amy Mathews Amos.  “Connecting Wildlife Along the Eastern Wildway.”  The Bladen Journal.  Elizabethtown NC.  May 22, 2012.

Amy Mathews Amos.  “American Wildways:  Connecting Wildlife and Helping Ourselves.”  The Hook,  Charlottesville VA.  May 22, 2012 (online) and print edition May 24, 2012.

Amy Mathews Amos. “The Greatest Un-road Trip Ever.”  The Observer.  Shepherdstown WV. June 2012. p. 21

Amy Mathews Amos.  “Greatest un-road trip ever.” Ames Tribune.  Ames,  IA.  June 29, 2012.

(Updated June 29, 2012)

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