On behalf of DeLorme, I’d like to pass along a big “thank you!” to all of the geocachers who attended our Geocaching Cache-In Trash-Out event this past weekend.
Rough tallies show that we had 28 teams in attendance, with many more individual cachers taking part. We had several first time cachers and many seasoned veterans there to share great stories about geocaching, cache events, and special challenges. There were lots of travel bugs on display and some exciting prizes to reward the clean-up crew for their efforts!
We enjoyed a sunny day with mild temperatures — perfect for grilling and visiting with people as they brought in their trash contributions.
I did not get an official measurement on the amount of trash that was collected, but I know that we had to empty our trash storage cart into the main dumpster twice! I was very impressed with how much effort everyone put into cleaning up around the caches in the greater Portland area. We had a large map on hand and encouraged everyone to mark the caches they found with a push-pin.
The map looked great at the end of the day — a nice representation of where the group helped with a little environmental spring cleaning!
Check out the event photos on our Team DeLorme Flickr site…
There are some great shots of some Event Travel Bugs that hung out with us for the day!
Thanks again to everyone that made it out for the Cash-In Trash-Out weekend; we look forward to seeing you all at the next Team DeLorme geocaching event!