Pomperaug Watershed Treasure Hunt Team Challenge Returns


Woodbury Earth Day, presented by Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition (PRWC), is excited to announce the return of the popular Watershed Treasure Hunt - a twist on the classic scavenger hunt game. In the Watershed Treasure Hunt, participants will receive clues leading them to natural and historic “treasures” of the Pomperaug Watershed. The clues will take participants to scenic views of the beautiful rivers and streams as well as to interesting landmarks within Woodbury, Southbury, Bethlehem, Watertown, Washington, and Roxbury, towns that make up the Pomperaug Watershed.


“We encourage you to get outside and enjoy the beauty of spring in northwestern Connecticut. Hop in a car with your team and challenge your friends to the Pomperaug Watershed Treasure Hunt! By solving the clues, you and your team will track down lots of insta-worthy natural wonders and historic locations. Bonus points are available for sharing photos and social media posts, so click away.” said Hailey McKeever, PRWC Outreach Coordinator.


Pre-registration for the Treasure Hunt will be open soon on Woodbury Earth Day’s website. Clues will be released to teams beginning on April 22. Answers to the clues will be submitted through an online form.


Those that complete the clues and submit their answers by May 15, will have the opportunity to win prizes. Some clues may be more difficult than others and will be worth more points. The more points collected from answering the treasure hunt clues, the more likely a team is to win a prize.


In addition to the Watershed Treasure Hunt, earth month festivities will feature the Woodbury Earth Day Festival on April 30 in Hollow Park, Woodbury and a mix of virtual and in-person opportunities throughout April. Virtual and self-guided offerings will include engaging educational programs and environmental stewardship opportunities PRWC’s online series of “Water Wednesdays” will cover topics including drinking water, river health, and fish with programs for both adults and children each week.