Thursday, December 15, 2011

Meet the Hawk Mountain Conservation Corps (HMCC)

Hawk Mountain Conservation Corps Everglades Expedition
Ben Gangaware, Connor Mertz, Ryan Beltz, Liam Baldrige, Lucas Wessner, Sam Summer, Andy Crow,
Kneeling: Todd Bauman and David Welsh

This team of explorers will be departing Pennsylvania on December 26th to venture into one of the most unique ecosystems in the world, the Florida Everglades.  Follow this groups adventure while they work and explore the southern portion of the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States.

HMCC will be working for the first two days out of Flamingo on the Bear Lake Canoe Trail with a wilderness advocacy group called the "Swamp Apes."  The remaining week will find them trekking north by canoe up Whitewater Bay.  Spending a few days exploring this inland water then heading out through Ponce De Leon to the Gulf of Mexico.  The expedition team will then paddle south returning to Flamingo on January 3rd.  Fully circling Cape Sable and documenting all its diversity.

Stay tuned for the teams discoveries, reported to you by the expedition's members in their own accounts from their own experiences.  Please let others know about this extraordinary group of young folks and their commitment to conservation by spending their winter break "Making a Difference!"

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