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.
Did You Know?
Greenbelt Park campground is the closest campground to the Nation's Capitol, only 13 miles from the White House.