Credit From the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
As we mentioned yesterday, we’re switching gears a little in the Canoe Projectand putting some focus on another city’s canal system: Miami’s neighbor, Fort Lauderdale.
While Miami’s canal system is notorious– either accurately or inaccurately depending on who you ask– for having dirty canals that no one really uses, Fort Lauderdale has been dubbed the “Venice of America” because of its beautiful canals.
Yesterday evening at Scotty’s Landing, the WLRN Miami Herald News staff celebrated the end of the Canoe Project and welcomed Terence Cantarella back on dry land. WLRN Miami Herald News anchor Arianna Prothero led a Q & A with Terence about his journey.
Terence was the man behind the Canoe Project, which was a four day long canoe trip through Miami-Dade’s canals. The project was an effort to shed some light on the unrecognized backdrop to our lives here in Miami-Dade: our city’s vast network of canals. These waterways completely surround us, yet, many of us don’t know where they go or why they are there.