CITO @ Seal Beach
Save Our Beach will be conducting a monthly beach clean-up on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 9am to Noon at the beach parking lot at the end of 1st Street in Seal Beach (Orange County). This Geocaching CITO event is tagging on to the Save Our Beach event. Clean-ups happen 'Rain or Shine’. In case Save Our Beach cancels their event, the CITO is automatically cancelled also.
SPECIAL COVID-19 INSTRUCTIONS:
If you are sick, have COVID-19 symptoms, or think you have symptoms, have been tested for COVID-19 and are awaiting test results, stay home and do not attend. The Beach Clean-up events typically draw many participants of all age groups including those more at risk for COVID-19. We kindly ask to please respect one another and maintain 6 feet (1.80m) social distancing and wear a mask. Bring your own hand sanitizer and use it.
• Pre-registration only! Pre-register on this Save Our Beach website.
• Participants must provide gloves and mask (mask may be removed while walking on beach, but MUST be worn at registration table)
• Close-toed shoes encouraged
• Plastic throw away bags will be provided
• Disinfected pickers will be provided
Pre-Registration Only: For group name you can use Geocaching CITO. Each adult participant must register separately. Minor children may register on a parent/guardian's registration. Dogs are not allowed on the beach. Register on the Save Our Beach website. If Save Our Beach cancels the event they will send out a cancellation email to the email address you registered with.
Street Address and Parking: 15 1st Street, Seal Beach, CA 90740. Coordinates for parking as posted, the Marina may be your better option. When you park on the nearby streets pay attention to parking signs and time limits.
Gloves, Bags & Pickers: Check in at the Blue Canopy on the grass to receive a parking pass (required if you park in this parking lot next to the Blue Canopy). Save Our Beach provides bags and pickers, but feel free to bring your own.
TERRAIN RATING: The terrain rating is set at 2 if you stay off the rocks, and if you are collecting trash on the rocks of the jetty it is rated higher. Note that the rocks can be very slippery and can be dangerous. WET ROCKS ARE slippery, and may result in slips and possible injury. Wear adequate footwear. You may get wet. Protect your GPS or smartphone. Regarding the terrain rating, the choice is yours! Either way, bring plenty water and wear a hat and apply sunscreen.
THE LOG: During previous CITO events we retrieved these marvelous items and used it as the event log and to frame the CITO group, see pictures. Due to COVID-19 and with safety in mind, there will be no log to sign, but feel free to post your snap-shot Social-Distancing Group Pictures. Should you miss the group picture, no worries, just post a picture that shows you with the CITO bag or grabber at the beach. Please note that Geocaching.com does not require you to physically sign the log when attending a CITO event or post pictures.
EARNING YOUR SMILIE: Should you arrive late, or simply DNF the CITO crew (sometimes we blend in with the muggle crowd quite well), if you attended the beach cleanup and filled a bag of trash you earned your smilie. Selfies are desired but not required.