Meltzer Woods photo by Jordan England

Announcing the Trek Our Trails Challenge

Are you ready for a nature fix? There’s still plenty of time to participate in a yearlong challenge that you can enjoy on your own. Make your way to a nature preserve to get started in the Trek Our Trails challenge!

The objective of Trek Our Trails is to visit all five of our most popular nature preserves between now and Black Friday, 2021 (and inspire others by sharing that you did it).

The preserves are…

Here’s how to take part…

  1. Plan your visit by checking out the preserve pages linked above.
  2. Before or after your hike, take a photo of you and your companions at the preserve’s sign or trailhead.
  3. Email the photo to (or post on Facebook or Instagram with hashtags #cilti #trekourtrails2021).
  4. Optional but suggested: Enable us to plant trees as a carbon offset for your travel miles. (See our carbon calculator.)

After you’ve visited these five sites, all trekkers in your party will receive CILTI pins. You’ll also be entered into a drawing for CILTI logo gear. We’ll run the challenge from Black Friday 2020 to Black Friday 2021.

Enjoy all that nature has to offer. We look forward to seeing your photos!

*As of March 24, 2021, Burnett Woods IS accessible in spite of road construction; follow detour signs to park at Light and Life Methodist Church.

Shawndra Miller

Communications Manager

Shawndra is in charge of sharing our story and connecting you to our work. Through our print and online materials, she hopes to inspire your participation in protecting special places for future generations.