Let’s clean up our City! Cache In Trash Out (CITO) is an activity intimately tied to geocaching. While out there on a cache hunt, we collect litter along the trails and properly dispose of it. On certain days, we also participate in much larger clean-up events that involve and benefit the larger community. Billings geocaching group (BGCG.info) is again sponsoring Cache In Trash Out Day. This year, our annual event, it will be on April 17, 2010 at 10am. Together, we make an enormous positive impact with just a little joint effort. Cache In Trash Out Day is an opportunity for geocachers to help clean up the parks and other cache-friendly places throughout the world. Through our volunteer efforts, we help preserve the natural beauty of our outdoor resources. Cache In Trash Out Day is made possible each year by a partnership between Groundspeak and the entire geocaching community, with support from local businesses and other organizations. You can help by volunteering for an existing cleanup event or by organizing within our own community through our program. This initiative started in 2003, when geocachers around the world organized 67 cleanup events in 5 countries and 28 States. There were 1180 unique logs posted showing participation in these events, and hundreds more acted locally in recognition of this important day. The events were such a huge success that Groundspeak committed to carry on the tradition.
It will be at Black Otter Trail which has been a popular site for kids of all ages to play, neck, hike, drink, smoke, and leave remnants of the fun they have had there for a long time. Currently home of a couple of cache that was hidden as far back as March 2002, this cache site was one of the first ones placed in the Billings area.
Billings parks and rec. have offered to help by providing and picking up the bags of trash we collect.
I will be working on getting coffee and what ever I can (donuts) from the local merchants for in the morning. We invite you to come meet at this grave site. Bring plenty of drinking water and gloves to pick up all kinds of trash at 10 AM on April 17th. After 2-3 hours of trash pick-up, we will adjourn to go caching and/or to lunch. I have placed a request with a couple of local businesses to donate funds or food items and We hope to recieve some donations for a picnic and because of this I need a idea of how many people to expect. Please log in early if you think you maybe able to attend
please Come join us and meet fellow Geocachers!