What does the Great Park Pursuit cost?
The program and registration are FREE. Participants only need to pay for postage when mailing in nature impression and entry into some of the park sites.
Who can participate?
Anyone can participate. Groups can be made up of individuals, families, friends, coworkers, youth organizations or any other group you belong to. Prizes are awarded per household or group. Registration is limited to one group per household.
Is there a limit to the number of groups I can be in?
Yes. Participants are limited to only one team and only one team is permitted per household.
What is a nature impression?
A nature impression is made by placing a piece of paper over a plate and rubbing with a pencil, crayon, or marker. The object or picture is then transferred onto the paper.
When do I mail in nature impressions?
Nature impressions can be mailed in at any time. All entries must be postmarked by September 16, 2013. Reminder: only one nature impression may be submitted for each park site per household or group. No Photocopies will be accepted.
What should I take to the selected park?
Wear good walking shoes and clothing. Take your Park Page with clues to the location of the post with the nature impression and a pencil or crayon to complete the rubbing.
What happens if I forget my Park Page print off sheet?
Do a nature impression on a piece of paper and make sure to include your contact, group name, phone number and address to be included for prizes.
What is the typical walking distance to each post?
One of the goals of the GPP is to get participants active in the outdoors. Posts are located at varying distances within each park. A distance and trail description is provided on each individual park page below the clue.
What are the prizes for participation?
Prizes and entry into drawings are based on the number of tracings collected. Your team is entered into all the drawings up to the number submitted. If a team returns 5 impressions, the team would be entered to win a Digital Camera, the backyard bird packages, a 2014 State Entry Permit, a NebraskaLand Subcription, and a NebraskaLand Calendar drawings.
What is the grand prize?
The grand prize is one outdoor recreation packages valued at $1,500 retail. Only one grand prize package winner will be drawn. The winning team will be able to select their choice of a camping, kayaking, or fishing package.
How do I know if my group won a prize?
Winners will be notified by NeRPA and NGPC. All prizes must be picked up. (The 2014 State permits will be mailed in December 2013 and/or January 2014.)
Who do you contact if we have more questions?
Email your questions to the Great Park Pursuit Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I become a sponsor for the program?
Sponsorships in all sizes are always welcome. Contact the Great Park Pursuit Committee at email@example.com
Who is NeRPA?
NeRPA is the Nebraska Recreation and Park Association, an active non-profit organization comprised of professionals and advocates dedicated to the promotion of park resources and recreation advancement in the State of Nebraska. NeRPA also acts as an independent voice for the park and recreation movement at the national level and provides statewide educational opportunities for members.
Why do we not receive a Free State Park Permit for participating and completing all impressions anymore?
Due to the popularity of the program and the expenses associated with the program, we have decided to distribute a number of permits via drawing for completing at least one park visit.
How are we notified if a park or site is closed due to reasons beyond the control of GPP?
A notice on the GPP Facebook will be posted when the GPP committee has confirmed the closing. Notices on the locations page of the website and an email will be sent to all registered teams as of that date.
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