Planning A CITO Event?
I recently became aware of some information that might be useful if you decide to host a CITO event in your area. Several cities in Arkansas have affiliates of Keep America Beautiful. The attached document lists those affiliates and the contact information for each.
If you are considering hosting a CITO event, please contact your local affiliate (if your city has one) and coordinate your cleanup activity with them. This will help avoid any conflicts with activities that they may already have scheduled. They also may be able to help with cleanup supplies and logistics, like trash removal after the CITO has concluded. If you submit a CITO event for publishing, be sure to include a note that you have contacted your local affiliate (if any) and are coordinating your CITO with them. Otherwise, I will ask you to do so before I publish it! Again, this is to avoid conflicts with already scheduled community cleanups. Also, it will help to establish a good working relationship with your local affiliate.
A CITO event may be part of a larger, existing public cleanup event. However, if part of an existing public cleanup, there will need to be a specific area or set of tasks assigned to the geocachers for which they are solely responsible. In other words, a portion or section of the larger event must be designated to be by geocachers for geocachers.
Additionally, each CITO event that gets published must have the following:
- A specific geocacher identified as a contact person
- A specific start and end time for geocachers to do the CITO
- A specific location for geocachers to gather, exchange trackables, etc. (and then possibly disperse according to the CITO tasks)
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