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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

Lombardia, Italy 10/30/2020 20/10 - altoCITOlario - via dei Ciacc by albi.fc
Texas 10/31/2020 CITO with Bigfoot by Rathergohiking
Hessen, Germany 10/31/2020 DreiTreiser - AREA 51 - CITO - 31.10.2020 - 9-15 by DreiTreiser
Sachsen, Germany 10/31/2020 Aufforsten in Peres - CoVedition 2020 by cookroach
Illinois 10/31/2020 Bemis Woods Litter Clean-up by Reetaville
Nebraska 10/31/2020 Pacific Preserve/Bob Boozer Halloween Morning CITO by Shadow_16
Texas 10/31/2020 Monster Trash Bash CITO by Texasgal60
Tasmania, Australia 10/31/2020 Swansea - CITO by the sea by Budgietas
Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada 11/01/2020 Dalmatian's CITO Event 2020 by 101dalmatian
Texas 11/01/2020 Fall 2020 Adopt A Highway CITO by Bigguy In Texas

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