Cache In Trash Out is geocachers' way of giving back to the community and being environmentally conscious. Please join the Crosswinds Cache Crew for an afternoon of clean up at Crosswinds Marsh.
CITO event Show your appreciation for the park's support of geocaching by helping spruce up the marsh. There will be CITO opportunities on land or jump into one of the park's provided canoes to reach some of the more remote areas of the marsh. Please note that personal watercrafts are prohibited at the marsh. We will be meeting in the parking lot at 12:30 PM. The park will be providing canoes (and required life jackets), trash bags, and buckets. Like all CITO events, be sure to bring gloves, boots, and old clothes for the clean up (and a change of clothes for afterwards if needed). Also please bring a long handled net if available..
Volunteers will receive a commemorative collectible, share the FTF for the new caches publishing that day, and receive a complimentary lunch. The event will end at 3:30 PM, For more information please visit, www.crosswindscaching.com
- 12:30 Event check in
- 1:00 - 3:00 Land and Water CITO opportunities
- 3:30 Lunch, and new cache coordinates handed out,.
Crosswinds Marsh is one of the largest man-made wetlands in the country. It was built to replace the wetlands that were paved over to expand Wayne County's Detroit Metro Airport (the McNamara terminal). Wayne County, together with Sumpter Township, purchased over 900 acres of farmland that believe it or not, was once wetland that had been converted into farm fields by draining the land in a process that took over a year. They flooded former farm fields, planted new wetland plants and transplanted endangered species from metro Airport. The area is managed by the Wayne County Parks.
Be sure to keep an eye out for the Hobby Day geocaching event at Crosswinds Marsh on Saturday, August 11th.