Annual Preserve the Moment photo contest starts May 1
The Forest Preserve District of Will County’s annual Preserve the Moment photo contest will begin Friday, May 1, and run through Dec. 31. Winners will be chosen monthly and eight finalists’ photos will vie for top honors in January via public voting on the District’s Facebook page, Facebook.com/WillCoForests.
All photo contest participants are urged to adhere to social distancing recommendations and the use of face masks when social distancing is not possible, as well as other public health advisories related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Every contestant will receive a participation gift, monthly winners will receive $75 Visa gift cards, and overall contest winners will receive $500, $250 and $150 gift cards for first, second and third place finishes, respectively. Photo contest prizes are funded by The Nature Foundation of Will County, willcountynature.org.
Photos must be taken by amateur photographers age 18 or older, and they must be snapped in a Will County forest preserve after the May 1 contest start date. Please read all contest rules and photo upload instructions, which will be posted online starting May 1 at ReconnectWithNature.org under Current Headlines.
Forest Preserve’s Facebook Live events bring outdoors inside
The Forest Preserve District will continue to bring the outdoors inside during the state’s coronavirus-related stay-at-home order in May by offering several Facebook Live events. The first three virtual programs will feature bird-watching and wildflower fun. Fire up your computer or smart device and tune into Facebook.com/WillCoForests at the scheduled times and dates to watch the programs live from the comfort of your home. Feel free to ask questions by posting Facebook comments.
Facebook Live programs scheduled for the week of May 4 (weather permitting) are:
Additional Facebook Live events scheduled for May will be posted at ReconnectWithNature.org and listed on the District’s Facebook page. Upcoming programs will highlight Blanding’s turtles, composting and the 18th-century fur trade era.