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May I See Your Passport? Travel Through the Chippewa Valley With New Outdoor Challenge

health groups launch challenge to help locals prioritize their long-term health while enjoying views of the Valley

Would you like to get outdoors and have the chance to win prizes at the same time? A new Summer Activity Passport makes this all possible, thanks to a partnership among Visit Eau Claire, Eau Claire Healthy Communities, Health Dunn Right, and the Chippewa Health Improvement Partnership. Get active by visiting local trails, playing pickleball, and going mountain biking – or explore local culture by visiting local museums, greenhouses, or Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market in Phoenix Park. Check out what interests you on the passport list, snap a picture of yourself while you’re out, submit those pics to Visit Eau Claire’s DropBox, and voila! You may win a free park and trail pass, workout gear, and more. Even if you don’t win any extravagant prizes, you still have the chance to explore all that the Chippewa Valley has to offer this summer. Check out more about this outdoor challenge at

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Andrea Paulseth has been the part-time staff photographer with Volume One since 2008, trying her best to draw in the reader with off camera lighting skill and editorial style photography.