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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

Tasmania, Australia 03/03/2024 Penguin CITO: Season 1 Souvenir Opportunity by 2y'stassies
North Island, New Zealand 03/03/2024 Guardians Of Pauatahanui Inlet CITO 2024 (March) by CrystalFairy
Hamburg, Germany 03/03/2024 CITO am Hegenwald: Edition V by michaundkaro
Flevoland, Netherlands 03/03/2024 Kofschip CITO by Exploradora73
Łódzkie, Poland 03/03/2024 1, 2, 3 - CITO u Dąbrowskiego! #3 by rzesazdw
Aragón, Spain 03/03/2024 CITO CREAR VERDE: BOMBAS DE SEMILLAS by BajoAragonHistorico
Västerbotten, Sweden 03/03/2024 Cito - Efterfesten? by Aegithalos_
Southern England, United Kingdom 03/03/2024 (Aylesbury CITO 36) Bedgrove Park by DCC
Maryland 03/03/2024 Mar. 03 - Fairgrounds Park CITO Version 2.0.10 by Hagerstown Parks & Recreation Division
Plzeňský kraj, Czechia 03/03/2024 Vyčistíme Bubnování by bijolit, Raptis