Choctawhatchee River Hiking on the Florida Trail

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Choctawhatchee River Hiking on the Florida Trail

By the Choctawhatchee River, we hike through a recently burned longleaf forest and cross a swamp with dedicated trail volunteers. This new section of trail features a scenic boardwalk and a forest in the process of being restored at the Nokuse Plantation.

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Rob Diaz de Villegas is a senior producer for television at WFSU Public Media, covering outdoors and ecology. After years of producing the music program OutLoud, Rob found himself in a salt marsh with a camera, and found a new professional calling as well. That project, the National Science Foundation funded "In the Grass, On the Reef," spawned the award-winning WFSU Ecology Blog. Now in its tenth year, the Ecology Blog recently wrapped its most ambitious endeavor, the EcoCitizen Project.

Rob is married with two young sons, who make a pretty fantastic adventure squad.