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See new places while medallion hunting at Star Prairie nature preserve

The Star Prairie Land Trust recently announced the 2018 Medallion Hunt, which will take place on the McMurtrie Preserve. The McMurtrie Preserve is located northwest of Star Prairie off of County Road M, and borders Cedar Lake. Submitted photo1 / 2
The Star Prairie Land Trust recently announced the 2018 Medallion Hunt, which will take place on the McMurtrie Preserve. The McMurtrie Preserve is located northwest of Star Prairie off of County Road M, and borders Cedar Lake. Submitted photo2 / 2

The Star Prairie Land Trust has announced the 2018 Medallion Hunt on its McMurtrie Preserve in Star Prairie (2368 County Highway M). The contest will encourage participants to enjoy the St. Croix River watershed by exploring this corner of it on Cedar Lake.

The reward for finding the medallion is $300 for members of the Star Prairie Land Trust (before May 25) or $200 for non-members. Beginning May 21, clues will be published daily at high noon on St. Croix 360 (stcroix360.com), and medallion-hunters are welcome to search during daylight hours. The preserve is normally closed to the public except with permission for educational purposes — this is a unique opportunity to see the property.

Visit stcroix360.com for details, rules, clues, and to sign up to get an email when a new clue is posted. Clues will use landmarks, ecology, and clever puns to guide searchers to find objects that will let them continue the hunt.

The Star Prairie Land Trust preserves environmentally sensitive land and promotes rural character, while protecting water quality and wildlife habitat for future generations. The McMurtrie Preserve is a 63-acre tract of land with 1,400 feet of shoreline on the southeast shore of Cedar Lake.

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