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You’re Part of the CITO Equation

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Cache In Trash Out (CITO) needs you. It’s simple: you geocache in an area and then take trash out. One weekend per year, geocachers around the world join together to help remove trash from geocaching-friendly locations. Last year, geocachers around the globe created the most successful CITO year ever. Over 640 CITO events helped clear more than 50 tons of trash from parks and wild places around the world. That’s a staggering 100,000 pounds (45359.2 kg).

Each person who logs an “Attended” for a CITO event on April 26 or April 27 this year earns a 2014 CITO souvenir for their Geocaching profile. They also earn a sense of accomplishment and probably a few finds along the way. Find or host a CITO event near you and help make this year even more successful.

And just because CITO weekend hasn’t arrived yet, doesn’t mean that CITO hasn’t started. We encourage every geocacher to practice Cache In Trash Out every time they go geocaching. There are also plenty of CITO events that happen throughout the year. You can look for CITO events in your area or host your own.

  • Mac Goddess

    I like to think of it as CITRO – Cache In, Trash and Recycle Out.

  • Cache On Wheels Geocaching

    It would be great if you could add more details about the conservation element of CITO Events in the blog posts :)
    You do mention it a bit: “Events might be focused on litter clean-up, removal of invasive species, revegetation efforts or building trails.” https://www.geocaching.com/cito/

    When we hosted an event last year, where we helped establish a new demonstration wildlife garden by planting native species of plants a shrubs, it surprised us to learn that not many people were aware of this element of CITO events, including cachers who’ve cached for years!

    Our 10 yr old son is hosting his first event on 27th April where we are revisiting to do some conservation work, make some cob blocks for the wildlife garden and hoping to make some bird feeders for the wildlife garden and to take home by willow weaving :)
    Here’s the link to our son’s event: http://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC50M9E_holton-lee-revisited?guid=f3ee2e05-64d1-4d0a-a55b-e0cf4bd742ba

  • Reba86

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