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Maryland Geocaching Volunteer Event

On Saturday, September 22nd, the National Park Service and the Maryland Geocaching Society of Maryland hosted a "Cache in Trash out" geocaching and volunteer event in Greenbelt Park, Maryland.

Greenbelt Park is a part of the National Capital Parks East variety of parks.

The Maryland Geocaching Society brought together about 70 members from Maryland, Virginia, District of Columbia and one member from California to help Greenbelt Park.

The weekend event kicked off Friday night with a campfire and movie in the brand new campfire circle in the Greenbelt Park campground. Saturday started off with three volunteer activities followed by a Geocaching activity and a picnic to celebrate the accomplishments.

Volunteers of all ages helped with a variety of projects throughout Greenbelt Park.

One of the projects was a trail maintenance project to help improve trail conditions on park trails. Another project included a picnic area improvement project spreading chips and improving the Sweetgum Picnic Area. The other project was a wood splitting project that filled several wood bins with cut firewood in the 174 site campground.

Greenbelt Park, NCP East and the Maryland Geocaching Society look forward to a long term partnership where both parties can benefit and help promote volunteerism and outdoor recreation in National Parks.

 
Volunteers from the Maryland Geocaching Society on a Trail improvement project
Volunteers from the Maryland Geocaching Society on a Trail improvement project on the Dogwood trail In Greenbelt Park, Maryland
 
Maryland Geocaching Society volunteers help National park Service staff with woodsplitting and supplying firewood to the Greenbelt, Maryland campground
Maryland Geocaching Society volunteers help National Park Service staff with woodsplitting and supplying firewood to the Greenbelt Park, Maryland campground.
 
Maryland Geocaching Society volunteers supplying the woodbins in the Greenbelt Park, Maryland campground
Maryland Geocaching Society volunteers supplying the woodbins in the Greenbelt Park, Maryland campground.
 
Maryland Geocaching Society volunteers spreading woodchips at the Sweetgum Picnic Area in Greenbelt Park, Maryland
Maryland Geocaching Society volunteers spreading woodchips at the Sweetgum Picnic Area in Greenbelt Park, Maryland

Did You Know?

a picture of Still Creek that flows through Greenbelt Park

Greenbelt Park, Maryland is a part of the Anacostia River watershed, Potomac River watershed and Chesapeake Bay watershed