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Forest Preserve Launches Take It Outside Campaign

Someone holding a phone next to a trail sign.

Photo credit by Will County Forest Preserve staff | Chad Merda

The Forest Preserve District of Will County has launched a yearlong Take it Outside campaign and app challenge designed to entice people to return to nature or discover it for the first time. The campaign will also educate participants about the mental and physical health benefits of spending time outdoors.

The campaign features a challenge. Download the free smartphone Goosechase app, search for 6DW83B or the Take It Outside Challenge and create a profile. For details, visit

Participants will be asked to take photos at specific spots, use the app to check in at trailheads and other preserve locations, hike to a preselected spot in a preserve or correctly answer trivia questions.

Each month, the Forest Preserve will randomly select individuals that completed any of the missions to receive prizes. At the completion of the online challenge on December 31, the top three point earners will earn prizes in the form of MasterCard gift cards: $500 for first place, $250 for second place and $150 for third place.

For more information, visit