Once again, peanutbutterbreadandjam and family did an outstanding job organizing the Calgary Area Cachers spring 2008 CITO event. The City of Calgary invited us for a return visit to Edworthy Park and more than 100 people showed up to clean the park. The group didn’t collect as much trash as last year, but still made a pretty decent haul including 3 or 4 mattresses, about a dozen tires, the usual shopping carts, old bikes, bottles & cans, etc. We really enjoyed hearing all the stories about the strangest garbage collected.
For our part, K found a decapitated plush bunny head, we hauled out 8 tires and we found a pair of overalls stuffed with pea gravel that looked a bit like a dead body…spooky!
The potluck luncheon afterwards was outstanding and we had lots of time to visit with geocachers before the prizes were awarded. Mrs. GeoK won a Mec slingpack filled with goodies for “heaviest trash recovered by an adult” (4 tires recovered all at once, as they were chained together) and youngest GeoKid won a Telus shoulder pack filled with more goodies for “weirdest trash” (the plush bunny head).
Altogether, we had an very enjoyable (and very dirty) time.