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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 5:02 pm Reply with quote Back to top

You'll find that is the same in any organization. Most will agree the work needs to be done but only a few show up to do it.

That being said count us in. I think Coastie's idea is fine. Maybe we could find a designated rustic road that needs some TLC. Or anywhere else that needs help. If no one has a better idea my garage is in serious need of a cleaning.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 6:40 pm Reply with quote Back to top

We can get a turn out for garages, I'm in. I mean come after mine too.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:39 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Coastiegirl04 wrote:
Just to put it out there.. as an option.. i know that NW Ohio Geocacher's adopted a section of a Highway and hold a Cito Event once every couple months not sure of the exact timeline but its somewhere around there! Maybe we could do that somewhere around here..


This has been brought up several times by the board. I have done alot of the preliminary work on this and we will be discussing it more after the coming election and organization meeting. (Pending my re-election)

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 4:06 pm Reply with quote Back to top

The Adopt-a-highway idea was braught up to me also, via e-mail.

It's nice know that you have done research on this already Jeff....helps with the legwork. I do NOT want to rock any boats, but as I would see it, it should be a joint effort of those in an area and not the decision of the board (as I am understanding you to mean Jeff). We could have the WGA-NEW region taking on a highway area.... not the WGA only. Looking at the requirements, it states that no more than 20 ppl may do clean-up at one time. So, taking that in hand, there would be no reason we couldn't have a group for our own area. Questions arising:

1. Can this be listed as a CITO event on GC.com, since we are limited to only 20 ppl?
2. The illusive questions about temp caches?

Does anyone else have other questions or concerns to add to this list???

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 6:32 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I don't believe the board is planning on issuing any edicts on the Adopt-a-Highway program. However, before you go full speed ahead, please consider the following:

  • The WGA would be able to coordinate a statewide effort with Adopt-a-Highway. One contact with the program, one liason, one training session, one set of paperwork, one liability waiver, etc., etc.

  • One of the next frontiers of geocaching in WI is the DOT. For the WGA to be successful in working with them, we need to act as one body of geocachers, not a bunch of splinter cells throughout the state, in order to be taken seriously.

  • Do we really need a smiley to go pick up trash on the highway?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:07 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Good points!!! Thanks for the clarification on that Jeff!!

Makes a lot more sense putting it that way.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:29 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Just my 2 cents....

I'd rather go clean up our playgrounds. Parks, Nature preserves, and the like. Than be subject to the crazy drivers on the highways.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 6:44 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Team Hemisphere Dancer wrote:
Just my 2 cents....

I'd rather go clean up our playgrounds. Parks, Nature preserves, and the like. Than be subject to the crazy drivers on the highways.


Good point Jim!

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 8:14 pm Reply with quote Back to top

So haw far are we from picking a park to clean up?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 8:55 pm Reply with quote Back to top

We need to find out who/where has the biggest issue, I would think. Might be easier once spring comes to get an idea from area parks, who would need help with a clean up. Easy enough to contact city park or co. park managers to find out the biggest needs.

I woul;d love to say..."Let's pick _____ Park!" but what I have noticed is that many of them are well kept.

Open for more ideas for sure though!!

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:21 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Ok, Let's crawl before we walk. Why don't we really get going on what parks need the most help. Should we start with the counties nearby?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:45 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Roe Park, in Oshkosh. There is so much trash in the bushes that I can not find the cache!
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 6:55 am Reply with quote Back to top

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Roe Park, in Oshkosh. There is so much trash in the bushes that I can not find the cache!


Now you are blaming it on the trash?

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:24 am Reply with quote Back to top

I'm agreeing with Marc on Roe Park, because i looked too and could not find it either because of all the trash that was there!

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 3:28 pm Reply with quote Back to top

So ....... there!
 
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