Anyone who has been in the Tucson area to geocache knows the name
of one of our lovely locals. The Woodcutter has spent many hours
designing beautiful carvings that geocachers have gathered and
collected over time.
A few of us remember when she first started bringing us to the
Alamo wash with her caches and we have grown very fond of our dear
friend. What better way to say thank you for all she has done for
us then to adopt her favorite wash?
Clean and Beautiful is a nonprofit organization, conducts
environmental volunteer programs in waste reduction and recycling,
land stewardship, urban forestry, and beautification. As of this
week, Geocachers have joined the force of the movement and
we ask your help in keeping our city clean.
Our first cleanup day will be March
25th, 2006 and we ask for all the help we can
This CITO event will begin at 8am meeting at the parking lot on
the SouthEast corner of Grant and Craycroft along the wash. N 32
15.018, W 110 52.352
We have some safety guidelines which will be covered at the
meeting, so please try to arrive early so we can get started on
Did you know? History of the term Litterbug:
TODAY'S CITIZEN, as published in the Tucson Citizen on
April 28, 1956.
Annette Richards - Author Who Coined Word 'Litterbug' Is Tucsonan
By now everyone has heard the word litterbug and uses it with
careless ease to describe someone who-thinkingly or not-dumps trash
on the scenery.
But when Annette H. Richards, now of Tucson, was casting about for
such a word in 1952 to use in a magazine article about vandalism in
our National Parks, there wasn't one.
How can we not adopt a local spot when a Tucsonan coined the
We will be cleaning the wash heading south and we are going to be
maintaining the area from Grant to Speedway. We do not have to get
the entire length in one run as we will start holding CITO events
often and on a regular basis to allow everyone a chance to help
with the effort. After three months the area will be evaluated and
if we keep it clean and make a difference a plaque will be placed
as well as a possible public ceremony to thank us for our
Enough Banter and chatter.. I have trash bags and some gloves
will be available. I will provide a water cooler and look forward
to meeting and greeting before and after this event.
We should even have a visit from a German geocacher as he comes to
meet and greet with us...
So mark your calendars, March 25th 2006 - 8am
until 11am Lets see how much we can get done on our first
day and it will be easier each time after.
Thank you in advance for assisting and helping to show the
community that Geocachers are doing our part.
Help us eliminate the Slobbus neglectus