CITO @ Seal Beach and Locationless Geocache GC8NEAT
In the case Save Our Beach cancels their event for any reason,
the CITO is automatically canceled also.
This event is in Seal Beach, Orange County.
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. Please bring your own hand sanitizer and use it.
• Pre-registration only! Pre-register on this Save Our Beach website.
• Participants must provide mask (mask may be removed while walking on the beach, but MUST be worn at registration table)
• Close-toed shoes encouraged
• Bags will be provided
• Disinfected pickers and gloves will be provided
Save Our Beach will be conducting a monthly beach clean-up on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 9 am 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 the case Save Our Beach cancels their event, the CITO is automatically canceled also.
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. 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. Ask for validity on 1st Street and other streets).
Gloves, Bags & Pickers: Save Our Beach provides gloves, 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. The terrain rating is higher if you are collecting trash on the rocks of the jetty iteslf, which is where most of the trash our group goes for is located. Hide tide will be 6.2 ft at 7:56 am, so the tide will be going out during the CITO. This means that there will be an increase in exposed slippery rocks throughout the event. Note that WET, MOSSY ROCKS ARE SLIPPERY and may result in slips and possible injury. Wear adequate footwear. Be mindful of where you place your feet and how your brace yourself. You may get wet. Protect yourself, and your GPS or smartphone. Regarding the terrain rating, the choice is yours! Either way, bring plenty of water and wear a hat and apply sunscreen.
Don't Forget: Opportunity to log GC8NEAT, a Locationless Geocache by HQ!
When you join us at our 2021 Beach Cleanings and help improve the outdoors, you also have an opportunity to log a rare cache type. Besides earning the Locationless Cache icon, you will also receive a special souvenir on your Geocaching profile! This HQ-owned cache provides a unique opportunity to contribute to environmental improvement and protection efforts in a way that’s most meaningful and safe for you. Click GC8NEAT to visit that cache page and what you need to do to earn your smile for GC8NEAT. Note that you can earn GC8NEAT in many ways; there is no requirement to join a CITO event!
WHERE YOU FIND THE GEOCACHER GROUP:
Cachers tend to spread out in several smaller groups along the jetty (the rocky area). Look for people wearing geocaching gear or apparel. Remember, you are one of us, and all cachers look alike.
We retrieved the below marvelous items during previous CITO events and used them as the event log and to frame the CITO group, see pictures. Feel free to post your snap-shot Group Pictures. Should you miss the group picture, no worries, 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 SMILEY:
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 smiley. Selfies are desired but not required.
Some pictures shown are from CITO events that took place before the pandemic.