We Are Giving Away $10,000 to Your Favorite Trail Nonprofits

Join the #ExploreAndRestore Challenge and enter to win one of four $2,500 grants to help restore outdoor landscapes. The Explore and Restore Challenge is an opportunity for you to get hands on with restoration work in your area as well as win funding for your favorite trail organization.

Join the #ExploreAndRestore Challenge and enter to win one of four $2,500 grants to help restore outdoor landscapes. The Explore and Restore Challenge is an opportunity for you to get hands on with restoration work in your area as well as win funding for your favorite trail organization.

Take The Challenge

For your chance to win one of the four grants of $2,500, please demonstrate the following:

  • Follow @onxbackcountry and @leavenotraceorg.
  • Share a post on your Instagram feed of a trail or place that you love.
  • Write a caption about how you’re helping to restore it, why you love recreating there, and call on your community to join the #ExploreandRestore Challenge by doing the same. 
  • In the post, tag @onxbackcountry and @leavenotraceorg and be sure to hashtag #ExploreAndRestore.

Need some ideas? 

  • Get out to a local trail and pick up some trash while on your hike.
  • Attend a local clean up day in your community.
  • Or sign up to volunteer sometime in the near future!

A few tips:

  • Please DO NOT geotag.
  • If you opt to pick up trash, consider bringing gloves and recycle a bag to collect trash. Please take the trash with you and dispose at home or at a local materials waste facility.

We’ll reach out to finalists to discuss which trail group they’d like the funds to be directed to and why.

Example Text: My crew spends a lot of time at North Cove Beach, and inspired by the @onxbackcountry and @leavenotraceorg #ExploreandRestore Challenge, we’re picking up trash. If you’re interested in winning $2,500 for your favorite trail nonprofit, you should join the challenge too. 
Example Text: My favorite local trail is in Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, and by pledging to preserve it, I’m joining the @onxbackcountry and @leavenotraceorg #ExploreandRestore Challenge. 

The Fine Print

Grantee award requirements:

  • Grant funds are intended to be used within one year of the grant award. 
  • Grant winners will work with onX and Leave No Trace to identify organizations that can utilize the funds. 
  • Any photos generated from the restoration project are property of onX and Leave No Trace and may be reproduced in any manner onX or  Leave No Trace desires for marketing or promotional purposes.
  • Qualifying organizations must be a registered non-profit organization with a mission of supporting land stewardship and/or restoration.
  • No purchase necessary. Must be 18 years of age or older to win. One entry per person. Finalists will be notified via Instagram direct message by August 15th, 2022.
  • View the complete terms and conditions here

Great Deal for Great Outdoors Month

When you buy onX Backcountry in June, we donate $10 to Leave No Trace.

By purchasing onX Backcountry this month you are not only expanding your horizons to explore new zones with our GPS maps, you’ll also be funding critical Hot Spot education and national restoration programs implemented by Leave No Trace. From its well-known Seven Principles to on-the-ground events, Leave No Trace has been at the forefront of outdoor stewardship for over two decades.