This is the first cleanup of 2022 Your help is appreciated!!
Saturday January 15th 9AM - 10:30AM
In case Save Our Beach cancels their event for any reason,
the CITO is automatically cancelled also.
This event is in Seal Beach, Orange County.
COVID-19: Respect and follow local COVID protocols.
• 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
• Bags will be provided
• Disinfected pickers will be provided
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.
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. In case 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. Parking tickets are $65.
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. Ask for validity on 1st ST and other streets). 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 yourself and your GPS or smartphone. Regarding the terrain rating, the choice is yours! Either way, bring plenty water and wear a hat and apply sunscreen.
WHERE YOU FIND THE GEOCACHER GROUP:
Cachers tend to spread out in a number of 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.
During previous CITO events we retrieved these marvelous items and used it as the event log and to frame the CITO group, see pictures. The log will be a trashy treasure found during the CITO, what it will look like is unpredictable! Feel free to post your snap-shot pictures. Should you miss the group picture or log, 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.
Pictures shown are from previous CITO events - some took place before the pandemic.