The environment wins big when geocachers attend Cache In Trash Out (CITO) events. But now a group of Texas, USA geocachers are winning for their cleanup efforts. Travis Gilbert (SKnight579) organized the Permian Basin Cachers Association CITO Events. Travis says, “We are a smaller group of cachers (around about 30) in the middle of nowhere out in West Texas.” “A smaller group” with a big agenda to pick up trash. They’ve adopted two sites and pledged to clear trash from those areas on a regular basis. One site is a stretch of four lane highway and another is a location [...]
By: MissJenn The CITO season is thick upon us. This past weekend, several Lackeys joined dozens of other geocachers at two CITO events near Groundspeak HQ. Dani, LutherNation and myself (MissJenn) participated in “This CITO’s a Beach.” Rain fell heavily as we drove towards the location and when we got there, no one else was in the designated meeting point. Oh no! Did everyone else cancel because of the weather? Not at all. It was simply the fact that we had arrived an hour early and no one was there yet. This was a perfect opportunity to go find [...]
Mt. Fuji, outside of Toyko Japan, reaches 3,776 m (12,388 ft.) into the sky, but is still not immune from the trash found at lower elevations. Geocacher atstgm helped organize an ascent of Mt. Fuji to complete a grueling Cache In Trash Out (CITO) tour. Armed with garbage bags more than a dozen geocachers started hiking up the tallest mountain in Japan at 11:00am on September 3rd. They stayed over night at a staging area, then began hiking again in the predawn darkness at 1:30am on the 4th. The group reached the summit of Mt. Fuji around 5am and began [...]
Your next geocaching adventure can help save the environment from a multi-billion dollar scourge, invasive species. Scientists at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado created a website called, CitSci.org. They’re calling all geocachers to help track the spread of species which damage the natural environment. It’s a global project, that begins just outside your front door. You can find more information on Citizen Science by clicking the image below. There are many more geocaching adventures. Take a look at all the Lost & Found videos here.
So, your TV stops working. Just stops. What do you do? You take the 42″ TV to your pristine local park. You quickly swivel your head around. There’s no one there. Then you clumsily dump the TV in the deep brush. Done. Maybe it’s biodegradable?!?! Wait. Wait. Wait. That’s not YOU. You’re the person who’s waist deep in thorny brush pulling out the battered (and NOT biodegradable) TV. And there’s also a lawnmower and another TV and even more trash. Whew. You’re not alone. Thousands of Geocachers around the world took the weekend of the April 24 th and 25th [...]
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