GIVE BACK WHEN YOU GET OUTSIDE!
You’re invited to join the Summer 2021 Second Nature Adventure Challenge to help raise money for outdoor youth programming in the Maine West region.
THE COMMUNITY CHALLENGE
Because we know people sometimes need a little extra incentive to make time to get out and enjoy local trails and outdoor activities, the Maine West initiative is challenging people across the Oxford Hills, Bethel/Mahoosuc region, and the River Valley to earn cash rewards for local youth organizations. We are challenging 200 people to sign up and log 500 trail activities between July 1 and Labor Day to help our local youth and after school programs get kids outside and enjoying nature.
THE COMMUNITY REWARD
Once we meet the goals, Maine West will contribute $3,000 ($1,000 each) to help three local afterschool programs pay for supplies, equipment, and transportation to help kids enjoy outdoor adventures. Generous donations to the Community Reward funding have been made by New Balance, Norway Savings Bank, and Stephens Memorial Hospital, increasing the total payout to $5,750! Beneficiaries of the Summer 2021 Second Nature Adventure Challenge include:
- Bethel Area: Mahoosuc Kids Association
- Oxford Hills: Destination Paris
- River Valley: Western Foothills Kids Association
SIGN UP AND GET OUT THERE
Our friends at Maine Trail Finder make participating easy! Visit www.mainetrailfinder.com/snac to get started.
We’ve got a couple of short videos to walk you through signing up and logging trails which you can find here.
Wondering where to get out? Looking for an event where you can hit the trails with others? We’ll be sharing information regularly about trails, events and more through our Facebook and Instagram accounts. Follow us to stay in the loop!
Planning to get outside in the greater Bethel area? Make sure to check out the new Mahoosuc Way – Embrace Our Place Pledge as a great way to share your commitment to being a good steward of the area’s nature, cultural and community resources!