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Adopt-A-Highway Program Need To Be Adopted PDF Print E-mail
Written by Brian - Team A.I.   
Sunday, 10 October 2004 11:38
Well, time has gone by way too fast, and it wasn't until a few days ago that I realized the Adopt-A-Highway Program was never officially adopted, and along with it CITO Always. I don't remember who had expressed interest in adopting it, so I'd like to toss the question back out to the masses. It's coming up on 3 months since my final AZ cleanup, and should be adopted soon so that a cleanup can be scheduled in order to maintain a clean highway.

Remember, we have two signs up, so if the cleaning is done regularly enough, it should look great and be a shining example of what Geocachers are about. Please let me know as soon as possible (on or off listserv) so that I can get the permit transferred and you can schedule another CITO event.

Thank you in advance to whoever takes this on! It may sound like a lot of work, but it's really no more complicated than making a pb&j sandwich and then explaining how you made it. :)

Team A.I.

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Short Notice event cache PDF Print E-mail
Written by Brian Cluff   
Monday, 21 June 2004 23:36

Brian of Team A.I. will be leaving us soon, and has decided to throw an impromptu event cache. It will be held on June 22 from 7pm to 9pm. This could be the last time to say goodbye in person to one of our more active cachers before he heads north to the land where the white stuff attacks every year. Plus I hear it will really be worth your time...


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Tonto Closures PDF Print E-mail
Written by Regan Smith   
Sunday, 23 May 2004 09:05
Closures are going into effect today (05/20/2004) in the Tonto National Forest, due to the extreme fire danger. They will take place around the communities of Pine and Strawberry, north of the Tonto Natural Bridge State Park to the Mogollon Rim. The Pinal Mountains south of Globe are also closed. Visitors are urged to follow fire safety standards, to prevent human-caused wildfires.
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Report from Pueblo Grande PDF Print E-mail
Written by Steve Gross-Team Tierra Buena   
Wednesday, 01 October 2003 16:02
This was origionally posted to the mailing list, but everyone isn't on the mailing list....

The Geocaching community was represented by Marc and Julie (Tamo's Clan'Destiny), Brian (Team Snaptek and azgeocaching.com), Christy and Joe (Pet Posse), Mark (Highway Havoc), Bob Renner ( Bob Renner ), and me. (Did I forget anyone? My apologies if I did. Lately my memory cells seem to be flaking off faster than my dandruff.) The land management agencies represented included the State Historic Preservation Office (which sponsors the Site Steward program), City of Phoenix , City of Scottsdale , Maricopa County , Bureau of Land Management, Tonto National Forest , and the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge outside of Yuma .

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Geocaching Roundtable PDF Print E-mail
Written by Steve Gross   
Friday, 01 August 2003 19:41
Public Agencies/Land Preserves/Geocachers Roundtable
On Tuesday, September 30,2003
7:00p.m. - 8:30p.m.

Last year Arizona Site Stewards began finding Geocaches located at a few of the archaeological sites they monitor. They alerted the land managers to the potential impacts of the game being played at or near archaeological sites (or in conservation areas). In September 2002, the State Historic Preservation Office, the BLM, and Steve Gross (unofficially representing the Geocachers) co-sponsored a meeting between the Geocaching community and the land managers to discuss ways of Geocaching could be played in an appropriate manner on public lands. |We invited each of the public land managers, as well as representatives of tribes and several of the preserves in the Phoenix/Scottsdale metro area, to discuss their policies to the Geocachers. The Geocachers were given equal time to voice concerns and time to network with the land managers. Many of the land managing agencies had never heard of the game of Geocaching and were unaware that the game was being playing on lands under their jurisdiction. Except for the National Park Service, many had no formal or even an informal policy regarding this type of activity. Some felt it is an appropriate use of public lands, others felt there should be some limitations. We felt the meeting was beneficial in bringing the issue to the front and in opening dialogue between the Geocachers, the various land managers, and the Arizona Site Stewards who volunteer for the various land mangers in cultural resource protection. By this time, most of the land managers have formalized a policy for this type of game. We would like to engage a new generation of Geocachers to the rules for playing the game on public lands. To this end, we are sponsoring a roundtable discussion for land managers and Geocachers. If you feel Geocaching may be an issue for cultural resource management in the future or if you are a Geocacher and want to have your voice heard, we invite you to attend this informal discussion group at the
Pueblo Grande Museum
4619 E. Washington
Phoenix, Arizona

Refreshments will be served, courtesy of the Arizona Site Steward Program.
Please RSVP to Mary Estes at 602.542.7143; e-mail: Mestes �at� pr �dot� state �dot� az �dot� US.
Geocachers: please RSVP to Steve Gross at teamtierrabuena �at� earthlink �dot� net.

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Geocaching Crackdown? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Brian Cluff   
Wednesday, 04 June 2003 11:14
An article just poped up on slashdot talking about the various land agencies banning geocaching on their (our) land. The article itself is nothing new, but I thought the comments might be interesting since they are plentiful and they aren't feeding off the geocaching community.
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