Summer is the perfect time to explore the great outdoors and the thousands of acres of green space located right here in Winnebago County. Are you on a mission to spend more time outside this year? The 2024 Preserve Passport program, hosted by the Forest Preserves of Winnebago County, is here to help!

What is the 2024 Preserve Passport?

The 2024 Preserve Passport is a back-to-nature program that is free and accessible for all ages and abilities. Complete missions, earn points, and win prizes! Missions will include visiting forest preserves (2 points), attending guided hikes and special programs (4 points), and surprise bonus missions (5 points).

Make it a friendly competition with your friends or family and see who can earn the most points! You may participate as an individual or as a team.

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At the end of the program (December 1, 2024), the top team will receive the Back-to-Nature Bundle Grand Prize! Prizes will also be awarded to the 2nd and 3rd place teams.

How do I participate in the 2024 Preserve Passport program?

It’s easy! Simply download the "goosechase” app on your phone and create an account and username that will be used for the program. Search for the “2024 Preserve Passport” or use code “J49RVK”. Now it’s time to start earning points!

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The 2024 Preserve Passport is the perfect opportunity for individuals and families to get outdoors this summer and explore the natural beauty of your forest preserves. The Forest Preserves of Winnebago County is committed to encouraging individuals to be more physically active and to enjoy the many outdoor opportunities throughout Winnebago County.

Discover the nature of life and download the app today!

Renee Pixler is the Communications Coordinator for the Forest Preserves of Winnebago County. She enjoys hiking with her three dogs and spending time with her husband, family, and friends.