Monday, January 2, 2012

Rounding the tip of Cape Sable

I continue to be amazed at the distance our trusty Conservation Corps has moved--very impressive when you look at the maps in a series (see below).

The last spot locator report showed the crew camping at the tip of Cape Sable, very near their final destination back in Flamingo. I reposted the same reference map since Flamingo doesn't show up on the spot locator links. The team should move back into Internet access again tomorrow, so come back soon to see reports on the last five days. I, for one, can't wait.

Follow their journey by clicking through the maps from start to finish:
Map 1, December 28 at 1:20 pm
Map 2, December 28 at 6:19 pm
Map 3, Friday, December 30 at 5:31 pm
Map 4, Saturday, December 31 at 6:16 pm
Map 5, Sunday, January 1 at 10 pm

Who made this trip possible?
Once again we send a huge thanks to our very generous sponsors who made this year's Conservation Corps possible, especially lead support from Baldrige Assets Management, a grant from Infinera Corp., a grant from the Sandy Hollow Arts and Recreation for the
Environment or S.H.A.R.E., and Zwada Enterprises. We also are grateful to the caring individuals who generously sponsored one or more corps members flight to Florida.

At a time when everyone talks about the need to get kids outdoors, these folks are making it happen, one person at a time. THANK YOU SO MUCH! If you would like to learn more about helping to support the Conservation Corps in 2012, please contact:

Todd Bauman
Director of Land and Facilities

By contributing blogger M. Linkevich


  1. Speaking as a parent of one of the corps members, we are so very grateful to the sponsors for this opportunity for our son. Experiences like this one shape young lives and contribute to a lifetime attitude of care and concern for the gift of our planet not only for the boys involved but for those following their adventure. Thank-you!

  2. Congratulations to you all. I have canoed some of those waters myself, so could visualize your itinerary. I'm looking forward to seeing more pictures of the expedition. See any alligators, manatees. Are you going to publish a bird and animal list?

  3. You guys will be so fit after this trip, you'll be ready to jump into more trail clearing...... seriously, won't you be feeling antsy if you aren't hacking at mangroves?

  4. Hey Waderingdoc! yes, we seen it all and a species list will be included. Thanks so much for following and keep posted. We will be completed by next Wednesday if not before. I just returned this morning at 6 am. meeting corps members over the weekend.