For the 2018 September CITO week, the HAVOC & C4 geocaching community is invited to take part in a Cache In Trash Out (CITO) Event at the Greenway Wetlands Reserve, Toronto.
HAVOC & C4 CITO Series
#1 TORONTO, Spring 2018
The Greenway Track, Toronto Wetlands Reserve
Event Date: Saturday 15 September
Time: 10:15am to 11.45am
(posted coords are for the given rendezvous point)
Some of the HAVOC and C4 community have banded together to inaugurate a CITO series for our regions. We are very fortunate to have a wonderful geocaching playing field in our part of the world and yet there have been very few CITO events for our region in recent years. If you are interested in hosting a CITO or have a place you know of in need of one, please let us know!
What is a CITO event?
Since 2002, Cache In Trash Out® events have been bringing geocachers together to care for our geocaching game board: planet Earth. CITO events are an ongoing environmental initiative supported by the worldwide geocaching community. They might focus on tree planting, litter pick up, or even habitat restoration. They’re a chance for geocachers to give back to their local spaces and communities.
- Rendezvous point: south-eastern end of the Railway Parade bridge at the northern end of Cook Street, Toronto (at posted coords).
- Parking: UPDATED PARKING: park north of the bridge either on Lake St Blackalls Park, or on the verge cnr Fennel Cres and Railway Pde Blackalls Park, and then walk over the bridge to event.
- CITO activity: rubbish collection and invasive species removal (weeds).
- Date: Saturday, 15 September 2018.
- Time: 10:15am to 11:45am (rain, hail or shine) commencing 10:15am sharp.
- You bring: All you need to bring are your gardening (type) gloves, long pants and sleeves, enclosed shoes, broad brim hat, sunscreen (if you wish, although the site is very shady under trees), a water bottle, and a smile! Wet weather gear is suggested in case of inclement conditions.
- We provide: first aid kit, rubbish pickers and bags, pvc gloves, insect repellent, hi-vis vests, and essential induction and auditing paperwork. We will also provide some extra water and a light morning tea and snacks/ fruit.
Other details to note:
This activity is approved and supported by Lake Macquarie City Council and Landcare Australia and has been registered as a private event.
Landcare/ Eco Angels often conduct landcare activities in this area and have offered to present a safety briefing to us prior to commencement of the CITO. You must be present at the induction in order to carry out the planned CITO activities for safety and insurance purposes. The CITO Event should last for about 90 minutes and we will take a group photo at the end.
The Landcare/ Eco Angels group will be represented at our CITO event and have offered to dispose of the rubbish and/ or weeds that are collected on the day.
The nearest toilets are located nearby at the Coles shopping centre or McDonalds, 5-10 minutes walk to the east of the Greenway Reserve.
Children are welcome although hazards can and do exist at CITO sites. It is a water- wetland with creek and drain etc where disposed syringes can be discovered, plus there is a busy walkway including cyclists and dog walkers. Parents and carers please take these factors into consideration.
Dogs are allowed in this area but not recommended at the CITO. If you need to bring your dog, a leash would be advisable as the area contains high pedestrian activity, cyclists, and dog walkers.
There are a number of caches in the area including the OZGM series for those who haven’t grabbed any yet.
Geocaching CITO week: Your participation in this event will earn you the souvenir for the second International CITO Week in 2018.
Please post your “Will Attend” log if you are able to attend and lend a hand, and don’t forget to add this event to your watchlist so you receive any updates. We look forward to seeing you at our very first HAVOC & C4 CITO Event.