Lace up your hiking boots, load up your kayak, jump on your bike, grab your binoculars and get the bug spray because it’s time for the 2019 Preserve Challenge. During this virtual challenge you are encouraged to explore the natural areas available throughout our parks and preserves. For four weeks beginning September 14th, we challenge you to dedicate time to experience nature weekly. With the Preserve Challenge your goals are yours to set - incorporate nature into your weekly routine, build endurance by adding miles, or discover new places throughout our community.
What will you gain by participating? Beyond the many health benefits associated with spending time in nature, there are weekly prize drawings for those that share their adventures. If you have a public social media account, post a photo or short video of your outdoor adventure and use #ExploreWashtenaw. If social media is not for you, email your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Explore Washtenaw” in the subject line. Those who participate weekly will gain a chance at winning a grand prize.
The outdoors belong to us all. Use this challenge to find your own path and strengthen your connection to the natural world. Don’t forget to connect with us on Facebook and Instagram to get daily trail inspiration and learn about events in our community. We look forward to you joining us on this journey!