This is a Celebratory CITO
in that the Gulf Branch Nature Center and the surrounding Wilderness Area itself, along with two nearby caches have been honored with NoVAGO 2013 Geocache Awards Nominations
. Gulf Branch was recently host to the 2014 NoVAGO Winter Warmer
event and we've had fun finding (and placing) caches in Gulf Branch in the past year. Two of the caches we've placed in the area (GC493PN
) were selected for NoVAGO 2013 Geocache Awards Nominations
which, we gotta admit, we thought was pretty cool. What better way to celebrate and give thanks and appreciation for these nominations than with a CITO? None that I can think of. Cache ownership and cache maintenance doesn't need to stop five feet from GZ and can certainly extend out a little further ...
A Celebratory CITO. CITO (Cache In Trash Out) is an ongoing environmental initiative supported by the worldwide geocaching community. At this CITO event, we'll be pitching in to help clean up litter from an approximate 1.5 mile stretch of Gulf Branch just prior to it joining the Potomac River.
3608 N. Military Road, Arlington, Virginia
April 6, 2014 (4/6)
12:30 PM until 3:00 PM
- 12:30 to 1:00 Socialization, Planning, and Organization
- 1:00 to 3:00 Clean-up
Bags and a limited amount of gloves and other cleanup gear will be on hand. However, BYOCS (Bringing Your Own CITO Supplies) is always appreciated.
Additional water and a first-aid kit will be available and on-hand. This is a strenuous activity, please come prepared.
Sections of the stream and stream bed are steep and may include significant embankments, rocks, and other obstacles. Please keep this in mind if bringing children and plan appropriately.
With the above in mind, suggested items to bring include: gloves, sturdy boots, water, change in clothes / shoes, first aid kits (if you have one), and anything else you think may be helpful. Thanks!
Please try and arrive by the 1:00 PM clean up time so we can most efficiently organize and break out the given space.
This CITO event is part of a larger cleanup effort by the park, and a part of the 26th Annual Potomac Watershed Cleanup. As such we may (and hopefully will) be joining forces with some non-geocaching volunteers in efforts to clean up Gulf Branch. This CITO itself, however, is being held by geocachers for geocachers, as a subset of this larger cleanup effort.
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