Cachers improve the outdoors

As seasoned geocachers know, taking care of the outdoor spaces where we geocache is an important part of the game we love so much. Geocachers are lucky enough to have a whole planet as their game board and they take their responsibility for maintaining and improving that game board seriously. Many cachers give back to the environment by practicing CITO habits and are enjoying an additional chance to improve the environment this year with the Locationless Cache, GC8NEAT. We at HQ had a feeling that geocachers would be excited about the GC8NEAT Locationless Cache, but we’ve been blown away by how many have taken part and how creative they have been with improving their environment. As of right now, over 23,000 cachers have logged GC8NEAT and geocachers around the world have hosted more than 1,400 CITO Events.

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Cache In Trash Out® (CITO) announcement for 2020

Earth is a tiny blue dot suspended in the vastness of space. It is home to liquid water, breathable atmosphere, abundant flora and fauna, and the only geocaching community in the universe. 

Since we live on the only planet—so far!⁠—with geocaches, geocachers understand how important it is to protect it. Cache In Trash Out® (CITO) is an environmental initiative supported by the geocaching community. Since 2002, CITO has helped preserve cache-friendly spaces. In that time, more than 470,000 people have volunteered at over 24,000 events in 124 countries.

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Chalking The Horse: It’s the Neigh-borly Thing to Do — Interview With CITO Host The Wombles

Cache In Trash Out® (CITO) is an environmental initiative supported by the geocaching community. Since 2002, CITO helps preserve the natural beauty of cache-friendly spaces. In that time, more than 363,000 people have volunteered at 18,000 events.

Lots of cachers think of CITO as a chance to pick up trash—which it definitely is. But the events are not limited to this—it’s also a chance to preserve the integrity of cache-friendly places in other outside-of-the-box ways!

The Wombles is a British geocacher who has taken improving mother earth to a whole new level. He hosts regular CITOs, among them a recurring crowd favorite—Wombling free – Chalking the Horse—meaning that, if you’re in the UK, you can attend!

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