The 2015 Groundspeak CITO weekend takes place on April 25 and 26.
As Groundspeak puts it, "Cache In Trash Out is an ongoing environmental initiative supported by the worldwide geocaching community. Since 2002, geocachers around the world have been dedicated to improving parks and other cache-friendly places. Through these volunteer efforts, we help preserve the natural beauty of our outdoor resources!"
This event is closely tied with Earth Day, which is held on the 22nd April each year.
Anyone who logs an "Attended" at a Cache In Trash Out (CITO) event during this weekend earns an official 2015 virtual souvenir badge for their Geocaching.com profile.
Don't pack away your kayak for winter just yet!
Join us at this CITO event to clean a central part of Geelong's Barwon River. While the Geelong Council does a great job keeping the Barwon surroundings clean, and the recent Clean Up Australia Day initiative covered the Barwon banks too, the river itself has remained overlooked. So perhaps geocachers with "T5 equipment" can make a difference here. We're concentrating on the waterways, not the banks, so you WILL need use of a kayak, canoe or other watercraft.
Sunday 26th April, from 12h00 to 13h00.
The Barwon river, roughly between the Moorabool Street bridge and Landy Field.
Park and meet at the picnic area at the Barwon southbank boat ramp, opposite the rowing club sheds.
(Easiest access to the parking area is from Barrabool Road 500m to the west.)
We'll be launching kayaks from there and cleaning a 500 metre stretch of the river.
Everyone welcome - cachers or non-cachers. There will be at least a couple of spare kayaks. If you have an additional kayak available, please bring it along.
A short clean-up event by kayak.
For some socializing afterwards there are many covered picnic tables at the parking location but unfortunately no BBQs in the immediate vicinity.
Kayaks in the water!
This is a T5 event - remember your PFD. Please bring a trash bag. Gloves and a litter picking claw may also come in handy to reach litter in reeds.
No skip has been arranged as large volumes are not anticipated (there's only so much you can carry in a kayak).