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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

Victoria, Australia 02/27/2021 River Garden working Bee by surefoot24
South Island, New Zealand 02/27/2021 CITO At Timaru by RAYZR
Texas 02/27/2021 Bulverde Community Park CITO by Anteaus
Queensland, Australia 02/28/2021 Come Plant a Tree! by RoddyC
Hawaii 02/28/2021 CITO: February 2021 by Skotlee
Maryland 03/01/2021 CITO in Muirkirk II by Tipsy_1
Florida 03/01/2021 "C"-"I"-"T"-"O"...and more! by Obilon
Alabama 03/04/2021 March 2021 CITO EVENT by Papa Bear 204

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