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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

New York 05/12/2021 Van Rensselaer Forest and Wildlife Preserve by Mr. & Mrs. Magic
Croatia 05/15/2021 CITO EVENT - JEZERO ČABRAJI by Štef Kalnički
North Island, New Zealand 05/15/2021 Riverside Drive Clean up (Whangarei) by Riser5
Missouri 05/15/2021 2021 CITO - Imperial Crown Pet Cemetery by Hobbit Taz
Ohio 05/15/2021 Adopt A Highway # 5 by SWAG
Pennsylvania 05/15/2021 CITO Community Cleanup by Kasey124
South Dakota 05/15/2021 Bottom of the hill cleanup by cnlson
Victoria, Australia 05/15/2021 Let's Strain The Drain - Warrnambool CITO by n0w0rries
Alaska 05/15/2021 Kincaid Park Spring Clean-Up by eaccipi
Ohio 05/15/2021 Old McDonald had a CITO by TTFNCachn

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