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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

Georgia 01/19/2022 New Year's CITO! by Nurse 1
Texas 01/22/2022 Hey Buddy Let's Clean Up Another Park - LXVI by txgo4fan & Buddy598
Virginia 01/22/2022 MAGC CITO - 4 by pwesleynd93
Malta 01/22/2022 Cleaning the seaside by Vinceo
Limburg, Belgium 01/22/2022 Natuurbeheer Januari 2022 Katershoeve by Leica00
Centre-Val-de-Loire, France 01/22/2022 CITO 2022#1 : De Sudon à La Chapelle by Les Rigault-Lo
Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 01/22/2022 7 Jahre nach ELA - Treefall-Streng geheim by DAS-Gruppe
Zuid-Holland, Netherlands 01/22/2022 Cito nabij het foodpark - 2 by xizat
Alabama 01/22/2022 CITO Gulf Shores January 2022 by SandMarcus
Jihomoravský kraj, Czechia 01/22/2022 Lednove CITO v CPR by Schtuppel ET

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