Mayfield Fort Historic Site preserves one of the few remaining portions of the Civil War fortifications built to protect the vital rail junction at Manassas, Virginia. Covering 11 acres, the Mayfield Fort site is located on high ground between Buckhall and Russia Branches. Both are tributaries to the Occoquan River and strategic point between them was an ideal place for a Confederate fortification. Sadly this park is a prime dumping spot for some of this area's more trifling citizens giving us plenty of trash to pick up each year.
CITO stands for Cache In Trash Out. It’s the geocacher’s approach to keeping our game board (i.e. the entire planet) in great shape. Geocachers gather together to pick up trash, remove invasive species, repair trails and more! Also all geocachers who participate in a CITO between September 1st to November 30th will earn a pretty sweet new souvenir!
September 18, 2021
10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
Mayfield Fort Historic Site
8401 Quarry Road
Manassas, VA 20110
Bags for the clean up have been provided by NoVAGO, and I will have bags at the starting coords. You WILL get dirty, so dress appropriately, and wear good footwear. The fields could be soggy. The wood line may have thorns and some poison ivy. Your garden gloves will come in handy as well. Our planned cleanup area is marked in red on the picture below. Disabled cachers are invited as well. The school has a paved lot that could be policed easily by wheelchair.
Approved by Christen Fox, CPRP