The Nature Conservancy is again helping sell the wonders of the Buckeye State. The organization is staging another round of the “Natural Treasures” sweepstakes it ran in 2012, and encouraging Ohioans to get outdoors, do some exploring, and experience the state’s most beautiful places.
The evidence is substantial – Hocking Hills, the Lake Erie Islands, Oak Openings, Mohican State Park, Amish country, the Blue Hole, the old growth forest of Dysart Woods, the Great Serpent Mound – all places that reinforce the notion that Ohio has a lot of natural beauty to showcase.
This year’s challenge won’t start until Aug. 1, but the scouting and planning is already underway. Any site that reflects Ohio’s natural beauty is fair game. The challenge runs through the end of September, with the winner receiving a new Honda Civic Hybrid. The full set of rules and the contest description can be found at the nature.org/naturaltreasures website.