The goal of the program is to encourage people to leave
Their backyards and explore our beautiful state.
Description of Challenge
There are three categories in this challenge:
Multi-Day Events: The participants can take a stamp for any walk that is offered as part of a Multi-Day event. One stamp can be taken for each multi-day event you do. Each stamp can be used once per year.
Holidays/Traditional or Festival Events: The participants can take a stamp for any walk that is offered as a Holiday/Traditional or Festival event. The stamp can be used once a year.
“New to Me” Events: The participants can take a stamp for any non-YRE walk that is a walk they have never done before. The walk itself does not have to be a new walk, but it must be a walk that you personally have never done before. This one is strictly “on your honor”.
Complete15 AVA sanctioned events where the walk meets the correct criteria. As you complete AVA events, place the IVV certification stamp in the slot that corresponds to the category requirement which the event fulfills and then fill in the qualifier. You may use the same walk once per year. Events walked in WA, OR, ID & AK are allowed.
You are encouraged to complete qualifying walks out of your own area (defined as western, central & eastern WA – see map on ESVA website for details)
The cost of books is $10.00
Program runs through December 31, 2025. The award is 100% embroidered 4-inch patch as shown above.
Patches for books received past the end date will be sent while supplies last. No refunds.
Books are availableat most major ESVA events or can be purchased using either the mail-in form or the on-line form on this website.