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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

Maryland 04/18/2021 CITO at the Mount by Kolo_Jezdec and KofTeamKJ
Mississippi 04/18/2021 Robertson Lake Kayaking CITO by JayBee85
Iowa 04/18/2021 IGO Story County Adopt-A-Highway Spring 2021 by M4ISU & kennyk4165
New South Wales, Australia 04/18/2021 Whitehaven Reserve Bushcare/CITO by Martin cousins
Iowa 04/18/2021 IGO Scott County 2021 Spring Clean Up by Burnt Turtles
Michigan 04/18/2021 Park and Ride CITO Event - Mason by Huntroth
Michigan 04/18/2021 SW MI Geocachers - Kalamazoo Area CITO Event v2.1 by BinderyGuy
Georgia 04/18/2021 GGA CITO MONTH - Panola Mountain State Park by GaGeoAssn
South Australia, Australia 04/18/2021 Anderson CITO by scramping
South Island, New Zealand 04/18/2021 Clean up some Red Zone by ridders76

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