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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 Jersey 4/17/2021 CITO - Social Distancing Style by beaglebrigade4
Hawaii 4/17/2021 Nawiliwili Park CITO by Stuckin4th
New York 4/17/2021 Pick Up The Parks 2021 by GeoRoc: Geocachers of the Rochester Area
California 4/17/2021 Cache In Trash Out® Fill a Bag (or 2)! by Save Our Beach / The Flying Dutchmen
Maryland 4/17/2021 G4 CITO - Whetstone Lake Park by bloodycool
Michigan 4/17/2021 CAGE Park & Ride CITO by Periwinkle128
Ohio 4/17/2021 NEOGEO Adopt-A-Highway CITO #8 by SpeedCity
Pennsylvania 4/17/2021 CITO at Blue Marsh Lake by geojo1
Georgia 4/17/2021 GGA Grassy Pond CITO by Gadawgcacher
Texas 4/17/2021 Galveston Beach Clean Up - Spring Clean-Up by SueandRon

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