The Thirteenth Annual Sussex CITO Event at Seven Sisters Country Park
will take place
09:30 - 12:30
Saturday 25th April 2020
commencing by the parking area at the published co-ordinates.
This event is part of The South Downs GeoTour. You can earn points on your passport for attending this event and helping to support the conservation of the National Park. Don't forget to bring your GeoTour Passport to get it stamped.
This CITO has been organised in conjuction with the South Downs National Park Agency and East Sussex County Council. The terrain rating is based on the fact that most of the work is done along the river bank and on the beach, however, there are well-defined paths that are stroller friendly and there is usually some work to be done along these too, so please don't be put off if you need to stick to the paths - I can't put a range and I think most people prefer to get the credit for the hardest it is!
The date also coincides with International Cache In Trash Out season, so come along and be one of the thousands worldwide who will be helping to make the world a cleaner and tidier place for all to enjoy. Those attending will also get a CITO souvenir on their profile.
09:30 Meet at the SSCP car park (N 50° 46.482 E 000° 09.147).
09:45 A short briefing on the 'Health and Safety' aspects of the event.
12.30 Finish our good work and admire what we have achieved! It is usual to have an after event, but I am waiting for confirmation of a venue - please be assured that snacks will be available! You could also enjoy your picnic here if you have brought one.
Important things :-
I do need to have some idea of numbers , so when posting your 'intention to attend' please indicate how many people are in your party.
Could you please log your intentions by 11th April 2020 to enable final arrangement to be made. Thanks.
(Dogs and Children are welcome but they will need to be kept under control)
What do you need to bring?
Stout walking or Wellington boots, strong gardening gloves and normal walking in the countryside clothing, drinks etc.
Some "litter pickers" will be available but if you have your own please bring with you.
General Information :-
Rubbish containers and transportation of filled bags will be done by the attending rangers
I suggest you keep this cache page on your "watchlist" so I will be able to keep you all informed quickly of any other information if necessary.
If you have any questions please e-mail me via my geocaching profile.
Do not work alone.
Be aware that on this day the tide will be coming in and reaching near the high tide mark by the end of this event.
Always wear gloves and use litter pickers.
Do not lift anything heavy without help.
Do not touch hazardous items such as needles
Use the right tool for the job.
Keep the work area tidy and safe.
If you do not like the look of it, do not touch it!
Health and Safety Hazard – Person/s at risk – Risk level – Action required by individuals or trust. •
Cuts to fingers from handling broken glass or sharp metal – Volunteers – Low – Wear gloves at all times.
Ensure a first aid kit is on site at all times. • Slipping on banking or slopes, particularly in wet weather –
Volunteers – Low – Ensure no volunteers work alone, do not climb up steep banks. •
Lifting injuries, backs – Volunteers – Medium – Work as a team when faced with heavy objects. •
Tripping over tools or cleared rubbish - Volunteers and; the public – Low –
Ensure all volunteers know how to use and store tools safely.
Designate a tool store area away from the walkway.
Rubbish cleared from the river should be put in a safe place where it does not block the walkway or access for other volunteers. •
Infection from needle – Volunteers – Low –
Instruct all volunteers not to touch a needle if they find one. Inform one of rangers who will arrange collection and disposal of the item(s).
Please note :- If you take part in this activity, you do so at entirely your own risk, and the Seven Sisters Country Park will not be held responsible for any injuries..
This event includes a special bonus code for the South Downs GeoTour. One of the South Downs National Park rangers will be joining the event to support the clean-up efforts, talk about the hidden gems of the area, and also explain about the GeoTour. You’ll be able to pick up your GeoTour Passport and get started straight away with a bonus stamp to say thank you for all of your efforts in conserving the area.
Find out more about the GeoTour here (visit link