We geocachers practice Cache In, Trash Out (CITO) all the time (ideally). While shopping at Scheel's (a favorite store of mine), I found a flyer at the check-out counter that reminded me of CITO. I think it sounds fun. It would be an Earth Day activity, but during July. If you cannot or do not want to participate, remember that many caches are hidden in the area. You could cache, then watch the regatta without participating. I have been unable to find anything online about this event, so this blog post will have to be the online info source!
Perform Saylorville Lake shore clean-up for 3 hrs. and qualify for the Rubbish Regatta and one free night of camping in one of the Saylorville's campgrounds.
From after this paragraph until the end of the post, I am copying all punctuation, capitalization, coloring, and wording, etc. as it appears on the flyer. I will add hyperlinks where possible.
July 11, 2009
"Come Sailing with USPS"
The Des Moines Sail and Power Squadron, in cooperation with The US Army Corps of Engineers at Saylorville Lake is sponsoring a Lakeshore Cleanup Day.
- Orientation: 8:30 a.m. at Sandpiper Beach. Trash bags and gloves provided.
- Lakeshore cleanup: 9 a.m. to noon. Long pants and sturdy shoes suggested.
** Participation required to build a boat.
- Lunch: noon to 1 p.m. On your own.
- Rubbish Boat building: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Adult and child teams, supplies provided.
- Rubbish Boat races: 2:30 p.m.
- Prizes will be awarded.
Be sure to bring a swimsuit and sun lotion as child will be with the boat in the water!
Volunteers who complete 3 hours of clean up will qualify for the Rubbish Regatta and one free night of camping in one of the Saylorville Lake campgrounds.
Sign up at the Saylorville Lake Visitor Center or any Saylorville Lake campground.
For more information, call 257-8143.
US Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island District