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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

Bratislavský kraj, Slovakia 08/12/2020 PR Topoľové hony III by Simon Cooper
Hlavní město Praha, Czechia 08/12/2020 CITO podle pranostik - Klára by taxoft
Ontario, Canada 08/12/2020 COG's "Don't Stand So Close To Me" CITO by RCA777
Denmark 08/13/2020 CITO i Otterup Byskov by onkelb
North Carolina 08/15/2020 CITO August 2020 by pharaoh9500
Georgia 08/15/2020 Rozar Park CITO by clydesdale115
Maryland 08/15/2020 G4 CITO - North Branch Stream Valley Park by bloodycool
Alabama 08/15/2020 Celebrate with a CITO by spaceteacher
Colorado 08/15/2020 Metcalf Park Clean Up by TheBrecks
Nova Scotia, Canada 08/15/2020 Celebration CITO by Navig8her

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