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Caching with the Conservancy 2010

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Hidden : Saturday, May 22, 2010
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Geocache Description:

The temp caches will remain available for two weeks
Please be aware that wildlife inhabit these areas and use caution.
A bear has been seen in the area in the last week.
A family-friendly geocaching event suitable for all ages, abilities and interests.
This event will be based at Townsend Park in Murrysville, but participants may choose to seek temporary caches hidden throughout Murrysville.

Registration will open at 7:30 am. Registrants will receive an event booklet with temp cache coordinates at that time.
Temporary caches may be done at the participant's leisure.
The booklet will also be available for printing from the Westmoreland Conservancy's cache page
caching with the conservancy

An all day geocaching event including:
Temporary caches - Please limit yourself to ONE collectible card per temp cache
Temporary caches just for kids - Please limit yourself to ONE toy per child per cache. There are no collectible cards in the kids' caches
Timed geocaching competition (Ages 12+. limited space, registration that day is required)
Speakers throughout the day
Geocaching craft table
Intro to geocaching hikes (limited space,registration that day is required)
Naturalist led hikes,
and culminating in a picnic and raffle at 5:30 pm.

Please RSVP with the number of attendees (so we have enough food) and what you are planning on bringing (not required, but gratefully accepted as this event relies on donations).

You may wish to bring your own portable chairs
Although you may attend any of the activities and hunt the temporary caches without a reservation, you MUST RSVP by May 19th in order to attend the picnic.

Townsend park is handicapped accessible.
Temporary caches will requires some hiking along well marked trails.

Schedule of Events

Registration/Information (Upper Pavilion, Townsend Park)
7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Register here for all space limited activities Thank you to our information table volunteers (K. Blackmore, J. Kendall, B. Skena, B. Byers, M. Fitzpatrick, K. Blauvelt)

Temporary Geocaches (Regular & Children's)
7:00 am – 4:30 pm
Please stay on the trails. Temp caches are within 50 feet of the trail

Presentations (Lower Pavilion, Townsend Park)
Speaker introductions by William Snyder, Boy Scout
8:00 am Welcome Address (S. Tichy)
8:20 am Murrysville Mayor Address (R. Brooks)
9:00 am Introduction to Geocaching (A. Freed)
10:00 am Hiding your first earthcache (M. Porembka)
11:00 am Taking Motion-Activated Wildlife Video (B. Powers)
1:00 pm Solving Puzzle Caches: hints & tips (M. Berman)
2:00 pm Conservancy Corners reading (S. Tichy)
3:00 pm Taking effective nature photos (S. Kwaja)

Kid's Lecture (Memorial Hill, Townsend Park)
1 pm Cloudy with a Chance of Knowledge (E. Berman, H. Berman)

Hikes (Westmoreland Conservancy Reserves)
Please be at the designated reserve at least 15 minutes before the start of the hike as all hikes will begin promptly.
CANCELED 10:30 am Importance of Wetlands (D. Selvaggio) - Wetlands
1:30 pm Finding a cache (R. Moore)
2:30 pm Tree Identification (C. Fink) - McGinnis Reserve
3:30 pm Finding a cache (R. Whisner, G. Kriek, I. MacLellan, C. Sofko)
Space is limited. Registration is required

Geocaching Competition (Gazebo, Townsend Park)
9:00 am – 5 pm
Space is limited. Registration is required

Complimentary Chair Massages (Townsend Park, Memorial Hill)
3 pm - 5 pm
Sponsored by Barb Brown, Massage Therapist

Interactive Tables
Seed Planting
sponsored by the Murrysville Garden Club
Motion-Activated Wildlife Photography
sponsored by PixController
Making a poptop cache craft table
Making pinecone birdfeeders
Animals of Pennsylvania
sponsored by S.L.A.M.
sponsored by the Loyallhana Grotto
Kids, Minimize your Environmental Impact
sponsored by the Girl Scouts

5:30 pm (Lower Pavilion, Townsend Park)
You must be pre-registered to attend the picnic.

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