SNC and Geocachers Partner to Host Community Clean-up in Greely

12-Apr-2019 12-Apr-2019

With the last bit of snow cover melting away, a winter’s worth of garbage accumulation is starting to reveal itself.

South Nation Conservation (SNC) and the Geocachers of Eastern Ontario are inviting residents to participate in the 10th annual Cache-In, Trash-Out (SNCITO) spring community clean-up and Geocaching event in Greely on Saturday, April 27, 2019.

This year’s SNCITO clean-up will focus on pre-selected sites at nearby parks, trails and other public spaces in the Greely community; including Andy Shields Park.

Interested participants are asked to register at the Greely Community Centre for 9:00 am, where they will be divided into groups and given three hours to clean various locations, all while searching for nearby hidden geocaches.

Following the clean-up, participants will regroup at the Community Centre for 12:30 pm and will be treated to a free lunch, prizes and a group photo opportunity.

Geocaching is a high-tech outdoor recreational activity; the basic idea is to use a GPS device or smartphone to locate pre-determined sets of coordinates in search of hidden boxes called geocaches, which contain prizes and logbooks.

“Everyone is encouraged to attend; the event is not limited to geocachers,” explains Holly Nyenkamp, SNC’s Communications Assistant. “It’s going to be fun day outside as we work together to clean up our local environment and find hidden geocaches in Greely.”

SNCITO will be taking place rain or shine, and participants are reminded to dress appropriately for weather and working conditions, including appropriate footwear and gloves. Cleaning supplies such as garbage bags will be provided.

“We expect to have another tremendous volunteer turnout from the geocaching community” says Tim Jackson, an award-winning member of the Geocachers of Eastern Ontario who has been helping to organize SNCITO since its inception. “We’re proud of our decade long partnership with SNC to clean up local communities.”

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Holly Nyenkamp, SNC Communications and Outreach Assistant, 1-877-984-2948, ext. 249,