About this challenge:
This free challenge celebrates the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, its watershed and the variety of wild spaces it has to offer. Earn points by exploring local trails, on water, land, and by bike. Each trip that gets you moving in a local park or on a trail earns you points. Earn 40 points to complete the challenge! Once you have completed the challenge, submit your points for a chance to win prizes!
Earn 40 points or more to complete this challenge and qualify for amazing prizes!
Who can participate? Anyone can participate! Invite your kids, family, friends, and even your dog to join in the fun. It doesn't matter if you're new to the outdoors or have spent your whole life outside, you can use this challenge to inspire exploration of the watershed we call home.
How to participate:
- Explore the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway by completing a variety of activities from the Celebrate Your Croix Challenge Info and Form
- Check off activities upon completion; add up your points as you go
- Build a total of 40 points
- One form per person (individual) or team (family, couple, friends, etc.)
- Return your completed Celebrate Your Croix Challenge Info and Form to the St. Croix River Association and be entered into drawing for some great prizes!
- Deadlines and awards: Earn 40 points by National Public Lands Day on September 26, 2020 and get your name included in a drawing for several prizes, sponsored by the St. Croix River Association
- One top points earner will win a special prize!
- First 10 finishers: receive a Explore Namekagon and St. Croix Rivers Dry Bag
When: The challenge starts March 13 and ends on September 26, 2020, National Public Lands Day. Be sure to turn in your points to the St. Croix River Association by September 26th!
Where: Anywhere in the St. Croix River Watershed. Click here for suggestions of trails and parks in the area for you to explore!
Cost: FREE! (Recreation at state and some county parks will require a small admission fee)
Celebrate Your Croix Challenge Resources:
- Riverway maps and recreation information here: Croix Challenge Adventure Suggestions
- Learn and follow all park regulations. Always respect the rights of private property owners.
- Think safety first! Check the Riverway website for updates on current river conditions.
- Current news will be announced on the SCRA website and social media.
- Help protect park resources by practicing Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics.
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