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Explore Elkhart Co., win prizes with stormwater signs treasure hunt

Posted on May 18, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

ELKHART COUNTY — The Greater Elkhart County Stormwater Partnership is inviting community members to participate in a treasure hunt involving newly installed stormwater signs.

The signs were installed to highlight local rivers, streams and lakes. There are 51 signs throughout the county.

The treasure hunt will take participants to parks, bicycling and walking trails, and boat launches to find stormwater signs. Each sign has a letter and number on it, which hunters must use to fill in the blanks to complete the phrase on the treasure hunt entry sheet. Families are encouraged to complete the treasure hunt together.

Signs also have a QR code on them, which can be scanned with a smart phone. The QR code leads to a website featuring a “Clean Water Tip of the Week.”

Treasure hunt forms must be submitted by email, mail, fax or in person to the Elkhart County SWCD, 17746-B C.R. 34, Goshen, before 4 p.m. Monday, June 3.

There will be a drawing from all successfully completed forms at 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 7, at the Elkhart County Courthouse in Goshen during the Goshen First Friday event.

Prizes that will be awarded have been sponsored by Wellfield Botanic Gardens, Elkhart County Parks, Fluid Fun Canoe and Kayak Sales and other local organizations.

More information and treasure hunt forms can be found on the Stormwater Elkhart County website. For more information contact Eric Kurtz at 533-3630 ext. 3.