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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

Alabama 10/25/2021 October CITO Event In T-Town 2021 by Papa Bear 204
Bratislavský kraj, Slovakia 10/26/2021 Štipacie CITO XIX by Simon Cooper
Rogaland, Norway 10/26/2021 CITO Orstad BMX by RodTjelta
Utah 10/26/2021 Fall CITO Time! by Broncos Fan 4 Life
Finland 10/26/2021 Cito - Pappilanniemen luontopolku by Karsat18
South West England, United Kingdom 10/28/2021 Kit Hill Country Park CITO by spooky_luke
Västra Götaland, Sweden 10/28/2021 CITO Tjärnö Plastic Fantastic 2021 by Hydronor
Washington 10/28/2021 Let's clean up the neighborhood! by ari54321
Møre og Romsdal, Norway 10/28/2021 CITO 2 Smøla by annerd
Porto, Portugal 10/28/2021 CITO pela Ribeira dos Amores by FabiosaGeo

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