Cache In/Trash Out at Lake Arlington
By Office of Communication
Posted on August 14, 2012, August 14, 2012

On Saturday, August 18 geocachers will conduct a Lake Arlington clean-up from 8am to 11:30am. The event is a collaboration between Keep Arlington Beautiful, the Southwest Arlington Geocachers (SWAG) and the City of Arlington Parks and Recreation Department and Water Utilities Department. This will be the fourth Cache In/Trash Out event that the group has conducted in the last two years.

A small island located on the western edge of the lake will be the focus of the clean-up event. Volunteers will be shuttled to the island or may choose to canoe/kayak across the lake at their leisure. The island collects a considerable amount of litter that is carried there in the runoff from lawns, streets and parking lots during storms. Over 10 tons of trash was removed from Lake Arlington at the last Cache In/Trash Out event.

"SWAG enjoys volunteering and giving back to the community. The geocaching community looks for events such as this as a way to help improve our public parks and open spaces," stated Leslie Lovett, Arlington resident and SWAG member.

Volunteers are encouraged to wear layered clothing, pants, long sleeves, sunscreen and insect repellent. Please consider possible poison ivy allergies before volunteering for this event. Cleanup supplies, such as bags, gloves and pickers will be provided by Keep Arlington Beautiful.

To volunteer for this event, simply show up. No geocaching experience required. Bring the family and learn about this great sport while helping to Keep Arlington Beautiful. For questions regarding this event email [email protected].

Future Cache In/Trash Out events have been scheduled for October 27, November 17, December 1, January 19, February 23 and March 16. For more information on the event visit the event page at

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