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Get Outside And Tackle The ‘Spring Preserve Challenge’

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(Photo by Chad Merda)

Create your own adventures during the month of May by joining the Forest Preserve District's new "Spring Preserve Challenge."

The free, self-guided program features fun challenge options in four categories: six fishing, four photo, six activities and four visits. Complete 15 of the 20 suggested options by May 31 to receive a Forest Preserve District deluxe cooling head wrap.

To see the list of activities and locations, visit the "Spring Preserve Challenge" page. Push yourself to tackle something new or visit a preserve location you haven’t been to before to make it a true challenge. Take a hike or a bike ride, snap some nature photos in a preserve, paddle in a canoe or kayak or try angling for some fish. The adventure is up to you!


Take photos of yourself as you perform the activities and share your experiences on social media. Tag the Forest Preserve District and consider submitting your nature photos to the Preserve the Moment photo contest.

Once you have completed at least 15 activities, you can submit photos or check a box in the online form to show what you have accomplished. An online activity submission link will be provided on the “Spring Preserve Challenge” page starting May 1. All submissions must be received by 11:59 p.m. June 1 to qualify for the free giveaway.

So get out there and start having some fun by discovering a new destination, trying a new activity or learning more about the Forest Preserve's visitor centers.


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