That’s a wrap—CITO Season 1

If you spend enough time geocaching, you might find more than hidden treasure—you could stumble upon a new friend or two! The same is true for Cache In Trash Out® (CITO) Events! New friendships are just waiting to be discovered among the litter, weeds, and planted trees.

We were touched by all the logs mentioning old friends, new friends, and friendly moments as geocachers participated in more than 2,000 CITO Events already this year.

1. GCAMDP4 —World Water Day CITO with Olympia Surfrider
Can you think of a better way to celebrate World Water Day than by cleaning up local waterways with friends? These geocachers collected over 5,000 cigarette butts before they reached the Salish Sea!

Image by TheDips.

2. GCAMEDT — I Giardinieri del Paese Fantasma – CITO
We know real friendship when we see it! Geocachers in Italy worked hard to remove weeds and vegetation that threatened to overgrow the historic town of Gorgognano, the “town that doesn’t exist.”

Image by nora_ross.

3. GCAKD98 — CITO Wir pflanzen Bäume
These geo-friends helped restore oak forests in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany, by planting 3,052 oak seedlings! ‘Tree’-mendous work, everyone!

Image by Uli67.

4. GCANE4P — George Tindale Memorial Gardens CITO
Australia geocachers joined The Friends of George Tindale Memorial Gardens to remove invasive species and maintain paths. Heaps of fun were had by all.

Image by Rabbitto.

5. GCAKYBE — CITO Ziemassvētku kauju muzejā “Mangaļi”
Geocachers came together to restore a war memorial in Latvia but stayed for the delicious soup and good company!

Image by ZiedsLV.

6. GCAMCFV — Tochigi Spring CITO 2024
Geocachers and reviewers from across the country gathered in Tochigi, Japan, to collect trash and enjoy each others’ company, even if only for a short time. “See you soon!”

Image by Chii-sun.

And with that, CITO 2024 Season 1 comes to an end.

To all who attended a CITO Event, thank you! Your hard work goes to show that you can help clean up your communities and have fun doing it!
We can’t wait to see what you do in Season 2!

Did you attend a CITO Event this year? Share your story with us below!
To learn more about CITO and how to get involved, visit

Emma is a Community Coordinator at Geocaching HQ. Emma loves all things weird in the woods from ferns to fungi, bugs to slugs!