Cache In Trash Out® Events
In Trash Out® is an ongoing environmental initiative supported by the worldwide geocaching
community. Since 2002, geocachers around the world have been dedicated to improving
parks and other cache-friendly places. Through these volunteer efforts, we help
preserve the natural beauty of our outdoor resources!
For the past 13 years, geocachers around the world have celebrated
International Cache In Trash Out weekend annually by hosting and
participating in Cache In Trash Out Events in their local area. This year,
we're extending the CITO celebration to two entire weeks. CITO Week Events
might be focused on litter clean-up, removal of invasive species,
revegetation efforts or building trails. Together, we make an enormous
positive impact. Did we mention that we also have a bit of fun while we're
The 14th Annual Cache In Trash Out Weeks are scheduled for April 16 – 24
and September 17 – 25, 2016.
CITO on every hunt
Cache In Trash Out® doesn't just happen once a year. It can easily happen on every
geocache adventure. Bring a trash bag along with you on your walks in the woods
and pick up the occasional piece of trash you see on the trail. Even this small
act can make a huge difference.
CITO as a large one-day or weekend event
You can organize a larger undertaking and accomplish much more with the help of
other people. Contact a land manager or local organization and work with them to
determine the needs of the community. These can be scheduled any time of the year
that works for your location. Always be sure to seek permission before cleaning
up any areas that may be on private property.