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Cache In Trash Out

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

Twice per year, geocachers can earn virtual souvenirs by hosting and attending events during CITO seasons. Visit the Help Center for information on the next CITO season.

Attend CITO Events

At CITO events, geocachers and community groups work together to improve parks and other outdoor environments. They clean up litter, plant trees, remove invasive species, build trails, and more.

To attend an event, find CITO events near you.

Host CITO Events

To host an event, contact a land manager, local organization, or government agency to determine your community’s needs. Make sure to get permission for your project.

Here are some tips to help plan your event:

CITO every day

CITO can happen on every geocaching adventure! Pick up trash that you see on the trail. Clean up the area around each geocache. These small acts make a huge difference.

CITO in action

Upcoming global CITO events

Southern England, United Kingdom 09/29/2022 Wildflower Meadow Morning @ London Road by ChilternRangers
Queensland, Australia 09/29/2022 CITO - Plant a Tree in Charleville by youngoldfella
British Columbia, Canada 09/29/2022 Aggie Hall Park and ball diamond. by paulboy
Berlin, Germany 09/29/2022 CITO im Steinbergpark by Colle444
Monaco 09/29/2022 First CITO in Monaco by V_clav11 CZ
Rogaland, Norway 09/29/2022 CITO september 2022 - Naturpleie på Vistnestunet 2 by RodTjelta
Michigan 09/29/2022 SW Michigan Geocachers - Carpool CITO XII by CacherX4
Denmark 09/29/2022 Ren Skanderborg - CITO by Heidimum
Limburg, Belgium 09/30/2022 KGB1 - CITO by KempenseGeoBuddies
West Virginia 09/30/2022 CITO on the Mon by Troopbiz