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Airsafety: I'm so glad to have worked with the wonderful staff at Rust for so many years. The time has come to archive and the cache has been removed.



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Hidden : 1/31/2005
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Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Nestled in Leesburg’s Rust Sanctuary , this family friendly cache will introduce you to a pristine wildlife refuge. Free parking; Sanctuary is open from dawn to dusk.

The Rust Sanctuary is a 62-acre preserve donated to the Audubon Naturalist Society by the estate of Margaret Dole Rust. It was opened in October 2000. Located just west of Leesburg, the sanctuary includes an upland forest, meadows, and pond, as well as a manor house used for classes, offices, and a nature center.

The Rust Sanctuary is open from dawn to dusk (NO NIGHT CACHING PERMITTED), with Naturalists on duty at the manor weekdays from 9-5. Please feel free to stop by the manor house to visit with the Naturalists who care for the Sanctuary – you won’t be sorry… these knowledgeable folks look forward to sharing the unique habitats and history of this remarkable preserve with the Geocaching community. Please remember to practice CITO whenever possible, and adhere to the ‘leave no trace’ policy.

The cache itself is near the main parking area in a location that is suitable for all ages and abilities. The cache is accessible to cachers with disabilities, who are strongly encouraged to visit. The Rust staff encourages the use of established trails and game paths, if you choose to explore the grounds, to minimize habitat impact. As in any wild area, dress appropriately and use insect repellant during bug season.

We hope that you enjoy the pursuit of this cache every bit as much as we have enjoyed placing it for you. A very special thank you goes out to the staff at the Rust Sanctuary - thank you for being so receptive of this new sport!

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