Natural Treasures Challenge



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Sweepstakes Closed! We Have a Winner

In summer of 2014, hundreds of adventurous residents of Alabama, Indiana and Ohio headed outdoors to explore nature and compete for a Honda Civic Hybrid. We hope the contest inspired many people to protect our natural treasures. Meet the winner.



Actual prize may vary from pictured prize.


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Your Favorite Outdoor Destination

Don’t forget! You can also enter our Natural Treasures challenge with a photo taken at your favorite place to hike, walk or relax in the outdoors. You may only enter one time with your Personal Natural Treasure and we can’t wait to see where you pick.

Explore Your Own Natural Treasure


Talladega National Forest © UncleBucko

Explore the 5th Most Biologically Diverse State

From dramatic beaches on the Gulf Coast to the mountains and forests of the north, the Yellowhammer state is rich in Natural Treasures. Visit one of our eight destinations to see carnivorous plants, the thought-to-be-extinct dwarf horse nettle, and the bright hued indigo bunting, as well as forests, rugged limestone bluffs and waterfalls. The Conservancy is helping protect and restore the natural beauty of Alabama and protect its wide range of plants and animals.

Download Alabama Treasure Map (PDF)

Explore Locations In Alabama


Saunders Woods © TNC

See Our Songbirds, Eagles and Whooping Cranes

Indiana's nine Natural Treasures have something for everyone—a unique art and nature museum, the state's largest hemlock trees and one of the largest wetland restoration projects in the United States. The Conservancy has protected more than 80,000 acres in Indiana to preserve the state's natural heritage for today and future generations.

Download Indiana Treasure Map (PDF)

Explore Locations In Indiana


Battelle Darby Creek © Cheryl Blair

Explore Endless Forests, Spectacular Gorges, Bogs, Marshes and Rivers

Our 17 Natural Treasure destinations highlight the waterfalls, forests, bogs and gorges that provide habitat for the rich and diverse wildlife and plants of Ohio. On your visits look for sandhill cranes, egrets, bald eagles and hundreds of other birds. The Conservancy has protected more than 60,000 acres in the Buckeye State to preserve natural habitat and protect water quality for communities throughout the state.

Download Ohio Treasure Map (PDF)

Explore Locations In Ohio


Notes from the Road

Family Adventure 'Brought Us All Closer'

For last year's Natural Treasures contest, the Hughes family packed their two daughters—both under age 2—into packs and slings for visits to 29 sites.

"It made our summer full of adventure and wonder and helped to instill in our children a love of all things beautiful and natural. I think, in some ways, it has brought us all closer. Just beginning our little family unit, it's these moments, out in the splendor that is our world and the challenges it brings, that we can learn more about ourselves."


Notes from the Road

Have Toddler, Will Travel

Jennifer Beaver & P.J. Crabtree took their 13-month-old son along and still managed to see 29 Natural Treasures locations in Ohio last year.

"There were parts of the journey that were pretty challenging, especially when carrying a 25-pound child the whole way! But once you arrive, you are rewarded with a spectacular view. We saw parks we didn’t even know existed, it really was like treasure hunting."


Notes from the Road

Out of the House, into the Wild

During the 2013 Natural Treasures contest, Ohio resident Holly Beach and her boyfriend decided to make a summer project of visiting all 30 Natural Treasures destinations.

"It got us out of the house more than we would have otherwise, and we discovered some amazing parks we plan to return to,” Holly said. "I would have loved this as a kid ... I'm nearly 32 and it's still pretty awesome."


Notes from the Road

The Journey is the Destination

In summer of 2012, the Natural Treasures challenge gave retired teacher and administrator Bill Schuette the chance to see firsthand the unique Ohio geology he remembers teaching.

"The challenge of getting there and what you see on your way is as much a part of the experience as the park itself," he said.


Keep Exploring


Our country is rich in Natural Treasures and you can help protect them.

The Nature Conservancy and Honda launched Natural Treasures in hopes of expanding our community of conservation-minded people who will act to protect the future of nature in their own state – and beyond. We look forward to seeing everyone's sweepstakes photos! It’s our hope that the sweepstakes will spark or rekindle a love of nature for many, and inspire more weekend road trips, afternoon hikes and outdoor adventures.


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No Purchase Necessary. Open to legal residents of Alabama, Indiana, and Ohio. Must be 18 or older to enter. Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:01 AM ET on August 1st, 2014 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on September 30, 2014. Prize Drawing will take place at random mid-October, 2014. Winner will be responsible for any and all federal, state and local income taxes, fees, assessments and like charges associated with the prize.


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