Join WaterWays for a Watershed Scavenger Hunt

In celebration of World Water Day on Friday, March 22, local nonprofit WaterWays is hosting a scavenger hunt throughout the Chattanooga area — read along for tips on how to discover the hidden painted rocks.

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Spend a day in Chattanooga’s watersheds to find hidden rocks.

Photo provided by WaterWays

Local nonprofit WaterWays is searching for some community fun to celebrate World Water Day on Friday, March 22 with a Watershed Scavenger Hunt.

It’s simple — you search for hidden painted rocks + win prizes for your efforts. Think: WaterWays swag, Gear Closet gift cards, tickets to the Tennessee Aquarium, and more related to Chattanooga’s outdoor scene and streams.

Here’s how to participate:

  • Look for clues on WaterWays’ Instagram page — general locations will be announced on Friday, March 22 + hints will be posted via stories throughout the week.
  • Explore a watershed to find the painted rock + the number on the back — let WaterWays know you found the rock by calling, emailing, or sending a DM.
  • Return the rock to the Gear Closest (located at 305 Signal Mountain Rd.) by Wednesday, April 3 at 5 p.m.
  • Want an extra chance at prizes? Share your findings on Instagram + tag @mywaterways.
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