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winnipegk5



Joined: 12 Jun 2005
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Location: Manitoba

PostPosted: Mar 14, 2006 3:12 am    Post subject: CITO (Cache in Trash Out Event) Reply with quote

Is anyone planning a CITO event for April? I was thinking maybe out at Birdshill Park ? The actual official date would be Saturday 22 April.

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1Queenand4Jokers



Joined: 07 Mar 2005
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Location: Manitoba

PostPosted: Mar 14, 2006 2:23 pm    Post subject: RE: CITO (Cache in Trash Out Event) Reply with quote

Usually we still have snow or lots of mud at that time so Lizardo came up with a very good alternative plan for fall? It may be a good time for many of the U.S. states but we haven't been able to see the garbage under the snow/ice at that time yet the last 2 years. Perhaps this year will be different.

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MHz



Joined: 20 Apr 2005
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Location: Morris

PostPosted: Mar 14, 2006 3:32 pm    Post subject: RE: CITO (Cache in Trash Out Event) Reply with quote

Actually a better time is about 2-3 weeks after the spring flood. Those rivers move a lot of garbage around! MHz

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1Queenand4Jokers



Joined: 07 Mar 2005
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PostPosted: Mar 14, 2006 3:58 pm    Post subject: RE: CITO (Cache in Trash Out Event) Reply with quote



MHz wrote:


Actually a better time is about 2-3 weeks after the spring flood. Those rivers move a lot of garbage around! MHz




Not only garbage but caches too if I remember your Mennonite landing correctly! If everyone tries to find a couple of riverside caches and cleans up enroute that'd do it! And I think we will have some dandy flooding this year with the snowfall amounts we've had...maybe an early one though. We've tried to move all of ours to higher ground away from riverbanks but there are still a few that could go under if the water is high enough. Just about the time the mosquitoes hatch!!!Everyone got their spray. DEEP WOODS OFF would be a good FTF prize!

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winnipegk5



Joined: 12 Jun 2005
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PostPosted: Mar 14, 2006 8:59 pm    Post subject: RE: CITO (Cache in Trash Out Event) Reply with quote

That sounds like a good plan. Maybe we should try to organize something in the summer. I think it will make a difference if everyone would pick up even one item  enroute to or from every cache site they visit whether it is in the city or the outlying areas. Just my 2 cents.

-- Edited by winnipegk5 at 15:05, 2006-03-14

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lizardo



Joined: 02 Sep 2005
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Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Mar 15, 2006 12:32 am    Post subject: RE: CITO (Cache in Trash Out Event) Reply with quote

I have been considering this for a month or two myself.  I have been in touch with Public Works as well as my local councillor about areas in or near parks that could be done by our group as part of a CITO event.  Just thought I would ask around to see what location is in the greatest need.  Some areas are already going to be cleaned up by area schools and community groups as part of an environmental awareness program.  As much as it sounds odd to be competing over where to pick up trash, I thought it would be a good idea to plan ahead on this.  If possible our group could address an area that is not already being targeted.  



I am still waiting for word back from some folks, and when I have all of the information, I'll post it here.  I have heard back from the Save our Seine people.  They were not able to tell me any specifics about areas or best time of year to clean around the Seine river.  There are groups already planning on taking on this area, so perhaps it would not be the best greenspace for a focussed effort by us.



What I was hoping is that we could have a picnic event in Assiniboine Park this summer (Early June?).  Followed by a CITO effort in the park itself.  Depending on the number of participants, we could split the area up and divide into groups to tackle the trash.



As far as the April 22nd effort, we may have snow still.  It is hard to pick up garbage if it is covered in snow.  I think Dani may have a plan for that day, as well.  Tannasaurus was planning on hosting an Earth Day Pancake Breakfast, but after consulting with Dani, we were asked to hold off.



Another thought...If I could put it together, would anyone consider attending a tree planting event?  I have a friend associated with a group that will be planting native trees along the river around Wildwood Park.  They are always looking for a hand.



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Dragonfreys



Joined: 12 Feb 2006
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Location: Manitoba-Westman

PostPosted: Mar 31, 2006 5:03 pm    Post subject: RE: CITO (Cache in Trash Out Event) Reply with quote

Looks like a great event. Unfortunately we have prior commitments on that date. Count us in on the next one come flood or high water.

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Tannasaurus



Joined: 29 Oct 2005
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Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Mar 31, 2006 5:12 pm    Post subject: RE: CITO (Cache in Trash Out Event) Reply with quote

Check out the newly posted event (CITO) cache.



http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=b4f30047-9e7b-49c7-836a-
3c32c046662a



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