The Don Harrison Community Trail Dedication CITO Event is being held by the Pittsburgh Area Geocaching Association with the assistance and permission of the Westmoreland Conservatory.
A CITO, or Cache In Trash Out, event allows geocachers to combine a social event with a way to give back to the reserves, parks and green spaces in which they "play". These types of events bring together large groups of people armed with trash bags, gloves and sunscreen and ready to wage war on the dreaded litterbug. Past CITOs have been highly successful in removing bottles, tires, and other assorted trash, leaving a cleaner, more beautiful park for all to enjoy.
Don Harrison is a former 4-term president of Westmoreland Conservancy. It was during his tenure that we became land owners and acquired the King, Walter, Tomer and Flinn Reserves. He did the groundwork for the Potter's Corner acquisition, which was completed right after his term expired, and he was was involved in all aspects of the Caywood Reserve... See More process. Of the 265 acres currently owned by the Westmoreland Conservancy, Don had a role in acquiring all but the 52-acre McGinnis Reserve. We thought this would be fitting recognition for all that he has done for the Conservancy and the community.
There are no pavilions or sources of water at the area, so it is suggested you bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on for our pot luck lunch. Please bring some water as well to keep yourself hydrated. If you have any light weight portable tables, those would be much enjoyed! Due to the conservancy's charters, they will not be adding any pavilions or permanent structures to the area, as the goal is to leave the land clean and untouched. We will provide a water cooler and some cups as well as hand sanitizer.
We will be meeting at 10AM at the posted coordinates and will proceed to leave out on the trails shortly after. We will return to the posted coordinates for lunch around 12:30. We will then proceed to clear more trash after lunch. Details are in the works for handicap transportation and shuttle service to and from the parking coordinates. Please check back for further details close to event time. Post what you plan to bring for the pot-luck in your will attend log. You must park at the posted parking coordinates. Do not attempt to drive the nearby private road to the posted coordinates, it requires a 4x4 and it is a private road.
If possible, we would like everyone to bring some gloves and a couple of trash bags per person in attendance if possible. We will have free trash bags and gloves for those who need them. All trash will be collected at a designated site for later disposal.
Please reserve this date and come out and join us! Don't forget to check back for more updates!
UPDATE: As a reminder, the event will be centered in the middle of the Caywood property next to the old house. The driveway is in poor condition and there isn't room for cars at the location. Due to this, you are asked to take the nature trail from Murrysville Community Park to the location. The hike is just under half a mile. Since it might be hard for people to carry picnic supplies this distance, a shuttle service will be provided to the event. Please park at posted parking coordinates and call my cell phone. I will be able to bring you and any picnic supplies right up to the event via a red Ford Excursion 4x4. Please call me at ### ### #### on arrival for the shuttle service. If you wish to be picked up from a location other than the posted parking coordinates, please have your coordinates ready when you call for the shuttle.
PICNIC: The Westmoreland Conservancy will be providing some food and tents. If possible, feel free to bring some dishes of food to share with everyone! Also, please bring lawn-chairs for the picnic!!
WAYPOINTS: Please add the waypoints posted on the cache page to your GPS, they will be important to finding the event without getting lost, as the event isn't very close to the nearest road.
For further information, please contact Red 07z