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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 11/23/2020 Savannah Beach Clean Up #5 by Nurse 1
Baja California Sur, Mexico 11/26/2020 Beach clean up by waawhoo
Florida 11/26/2020 Time To Gobble Up Trash!!! by DirtyD13
New Brunswick, Canada 11/26/2020 Trail clean up - Cito season 2 by Soccer squid
Virginia 11/28/2020 CITO at Indian River Park by jujuchapman
Michigan 11/28/2020 2020 Season 2 CITO & 11th Anniversary (Redford) by CaptainObvious78, Geo-Froggy & Geo-Birdie
Massachusetts 11/29/2020 Freedom Trail CITO along | {> Fall ~ 2020 <} by Dr.MORO & RetiredGuy
Romania 11/29/2020 IS.20 -Dimineața Curată ( CITO ) by Team_IS_20
New Jersey 11/29/2020 Black Sunday Bayshore Bag-It by Mordenpool with Ericles
North Island, New Zealand 11/29/2020 Spring Clean for Summer by Rubbishparty

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