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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

North Carolina 01/20/2021 Oakwood Cemetery CITO III by ncbiscuit
Alabama 01/21/2021 January 2021 CITO Event by Papa Bear 204
Afghanistan 01/22/2021 Half way there cito by Mooieman
Florida 01/23/2021 Brevard museum Nature Trail Work Day by seastar255
Texas 01/23/2021 Mid-Winter CITO event at Claiborne West Park by momshark
California 01/23/2021 0123 A Happy New Year Cito😉🌞 by MsAAH
Texas 01/23/2021 South Lake Kirby CITO by fishingkitty
Texas 01/24/2021 Campsite Cleanup by San Jacinto River Cachers
North Island, New Zealand 01/24/2021 Kirikiri Stream Stroll by Riser5
New South Wales, Australia 01/24/2021 CITO - Australia's Highest CITO by DARKSIDEDAN

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