Maintenance Madness 2017 - Kickoff Event
Saturday, May 6, 2017
In Washington, United States
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A cooperative Geocache Maintenance day, hosted by Washington State Geocaching Association (WSGA) and Geocachers Exploring Oregon (GEOregon). Join with us for a day of cache maintenance! A morning kickoff event in Vancouver, and a final evening wrap-up event in the Portland area (GC70ZG6)
Kickoff event: LeRoy Haagen Memorial Community Park
13198 NE 9th St, Vancouver, WA 98684
Saturday, May 6, 9-10:30 am.
From I-205 in Vancouver, take Exit 28A Mill Plain East
Turn left on NE 136th Ave then Turn Left on NE 9th St.
Then turn right on first road into the park.
It's springtime -- time to get your geocaches ready for their summer visitors! Geocaching is much more fun when the containers are in good shape and well-stocked. Do you remember the fun you had when you found your first well-maintained caches? You've spent time creating and placing caches, and hopefully they've withstood the elements - why not give them a visit and get them ready for summer?
What you'll get at this kickoff event:
- Peer motivation!
- Cache maintenance supplies
- Guidelines for maintaining geocaches
- An event smilie
Then what do I do?
- Your own cache maintenance supplies, like replacement logs and containers, pens, gloves, rags, swag, baggies, plant clippers and extraction tools, CITO bags, GPS receiver, hand sanitizer.
What if I don't own any geocaches?
- Go forth into the world and perform cache maintenance! (see checklist below)
What do do at the end of the day:
- There's plenty you can do to help maintain geocaches you do not own. You can dry the container, add swag and replace baggies, add an additional log sheet or a pen, and CITO the area. Just be sure not to move or replace the container without the cache owner's permission. If someone else's cache needs to be moved or replaced, send an email or geocaching.com message to the cache owner, and/or log a "Needs Maintenance" on the cache page.
We know you cannot visit all of your caches today, but even if you only visit a few, your fellow cachers will have a much better time visiting them after they are spruced up! And don't forget CITO!! No one wants to walk over trash to find your cache!
- At the final event this evening: (GC70ZG6) hosted by GEOregon, bring back your stories of what you found and accomplished. We'll have prizes and provide time to brag about what you did!
Cache maintenance checklist (be prepared!):
- Cracked lids
- Rusted containers
- No swag
- Inappropriate swag
- Full or soaking wet logs
- Torn baggies
- Wet containers
- Wet contents
- Caches where the cache owner needs to check that the location is correct or still appropriate, or that the container is still there (non-cache-owners should simply log a "needs maintenance" on these, stating the reason)
- Bison tubes that need new o-rings
- Sites that desperately need cleanup
- Containers in need of glue or magnets
| This cache was placed by a WSGA member. If you are a geocacher in the state of Washington, please consider joining Washington State Geocaching Association. See the WSGA website for details.
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Last Updated: on 3/19/2017 11:50:33 PM Pacific Daylight Time (6:50 AM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum