Wetland Wonders Challenge

Enter to win a $1,000 gift card for outdoor gear!

As part of the DNR's Explore Michigan's Wetland Wonders campaign, Consumers Energy, MI Birds and Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) have partnered with the DNR to hold an annual contest for birders, anglers, photographers, paddlers and other outdoor enthusiasts – The Explore MI Wetland Wonders contest!

How it works

Wetland Wonders Challenge Sign

From May 1 through July 14, 2019, our Wetland Wonders will play host to the Explore MI Wetland Wonders contest, where you can explore and win. To enter the challenge, just visit one of the 14 Wetland Wonders sites and take your photo by the official Explore MI Wetland Wonders sign (pictured). You can submit you photo to DNR-WetlandWonders@michigan.gov with your name, email address, phone number and mailing address to be entered into the contest (full terms and conditions).

The 14 official Wetland Wonders Sites are: Portage Marsh SWMA (Delta County), Munuscong SWMA (Chippewa County), Manistee Marsh at Manistee River SGA (Manistee County), Houghton Lake Flats SWMA (Roscommon County), Wigwam Bay SWA (Arenac County), Nayanquing Point SWA (Bay County), Fish Point State Wildlife Area (SWA) (Tuscola County), Crow Island SGA (Saginaw County), Shiawassee River SGA (Saginaw County), Fennville Farm Unit at the Allegan SGA (Allegan County), Maple River SGA (Gratiot and Clinton Counties), the Muskegon County Wastewater Facility (Muskegon County), St. Clair Flats SWA on Harsens Island (St. Clair County) and Pointe Mouillee SGA (Monroe and Wayne counties). NOTE: While Sturgeon River Sloughs State Wildlife Management Area is a Wetland Wonder and on the Wetland Wonders Locator, it is not a participating location in this spring contest due to construction happening at that site. 

The four prizes

Four lucky winners will take home a prize. Winners will be drawn by MUCC through random selection on July 19, 2019. Grand prize - $1,000 Cabela’s gift card

  • 2nd prize - $750 Cabela’s gift card
  • 3rd prize - $500 Cabela’s gift card
  • 4th prize - $250 Cabela’s gift card