Harris Rosen paddled a short way with the expedition members. The trip began off the back property of his Rosen Shingle Creek resort near the Beachline Highway. Seven hikers and kayakers will be leaving on a 140-mile expedition from Shingle Creek to Lake Okeechobee. The 12-day wilderness trip has been organized by the state Department of Environmental Protection to increase awareness of the hydrological and ecological connections between the Orlando metropolitan area and the Everglades ecosystem. The participants will observe and learn about the state¿s wetlands restoration efforts and view restored portions of the Kissimmee River.
George Skene, Orlando Sentinel