TROY — This summer, the Miami County Park District has teamed up with The Nature Conservancy in Ohio and Honda to help Ohio residents experience the outdoors in a new way with Natural Treasures. Now through Sept. 30, Ohioans can enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win a new Honda Civic Hybrid at www.nature.org/naturaltreasures.
It’s as simple as taking a “selfie.” For a chance to win, participants can visit one or more of some of Ohio’s best natural areas and record their visit by taking a photo of themselves, then upload the photo to nature.org/naturaltreasures to enter the sweepstakes. Each time they visit a new site, they get another entry in the sweepstakes. Only one entry is allowed per site.
Participants also may enter by showing off their own Personal Natural Treasure: upload a picture of themselves taken at their favorite place in nature. Only one entry per personal natural treasure is allowed. For the full list of the 21 sites in Ohio, participants can visit nature.org/naturaltreasures. One grand prize winner will receive the new Honda Civic Hybrid.
“We are very excited that the falls at Charleston Falls Preserve has been selected as a Natural Treasure,” said J. Scott Myers the executive director of the Miami County Park District. “Those of us who live in Miami County and the surrounding areas know what a true treasure the falls are and now we get to share them with others from outside the area.”
The Nature Conservancy and Honda developed the Natural Treasures challenge as a way to help showcase some of Ohio’s protected “hidden gems,” including places like the falls at Charleston Falls Preserve.