DC Department of Parks and Recreation launches the EIGHT WARDS OF WASHINGTON, DC GEOTRAIL

The District of Columbia Department of Parks and Recreation has implemented a new Geocaching program in which various facilities have been outfitted with geocaches along a Geocaching trail. The DPR hopes to educate geocachers about the eight Wards that make up the District of Columbia and their local histories, and to also highlight nearby parks and facilities throughout the eight Wards. Once you have logged all nine caches and affixed the unique stamp from each cache in your family passport, mail it in to receive your free EIGHT WARDS OF WASHINGTON, DC GEOTRAIL geocoin (only one geocoin per family while supplies last).


The Summer CITO is Coming!

Join us July 7, 2018 for NoVAGO’s Winter CITO as we help clean up the Neabsco Creek area at Cloverdale Park. Park Ranger Eric Wysocki hand picked this CITO location for us to clean up, as the Prince William Park Authority continues to be a great partner with NoVAGO.

NoVAGO 2018 Summer CITO

Saturday, July 7, 2018

9:00 a.m.

Cloverdale Park

15150 Cloverdale Rd

Dale City, VA 22193

NoVAGO Members in the Spotlight

NoVAGO Members have been going above and beyond representing our hobby over the last few months.

On June 9, 2018 Hooclass2002, Sassyinmyheart, and PlatoAddict along with others were honored for their participation in the Find Your Chesapeake Geotour Kickoff Event in Pennsylvania.  Both Sassy (Pictured above) and Hooclass placed geocaches in Virginia for the geotour, while Plato was recognized for her contributions by staffing the FYC Table at Geowoodstock 2018 in Ohio.

On May 6, 2018 DePhogration (Pictured above) and PlatoAddict were also both speakers at Geowoodstock 2018.  Set on the Land of Oz stage at Coney Island, Plato gave a Cachetur.no demonstration and DePho gave his presentation “Geocaching & Avoiding the Bomb Squad.”

On May 18th Platoaddict (Pictured above) was a guest on the GeoGearHeads Podcast episode #333 titled cachetour.no I.  This episode was broadcast and recorded live on YOUTUBE. Podcasters ChrisOfTheNorthWest and DarrylW4 talked with her about Cachetur.no.

Geocaching was one of the topics of the day on the The Kojo Nnamdi Show on May, 15 2018.  Awesnap (Pictured above) was live in the Washington DC based Studio with Kojo on an episode called “To Find Local (Literally) Hidden Gems, Try Geocaching” on WAMU 88.5.

May 2018 Photo of the Month Winner

Congratulations to Hooclass2002 for his winning photo titled “DeFIREgration” of DePhogration prepping the grill at the May 6, 2018 NoVAGO Spring Picnic and Awards Event. We also offer a big thank you to everybody who participated in the May 2018 photo of the month contest.

Next month’s Contest is now open.  Please post your entries for the June 2018 Photo of the Month Contest forum.

Remember that at the end of the year all of the monthly winning photos will battle it out for the NoVAGO 2018 Photograph of the Year title.  That winning photographer will be awarded a NoVAGO Cache Awards Geocoin at our annual Spring Event & NoVAGO Cache Awards presentation.

Find Your Chesapeake Geotour Launches in June

The Find Your Chesapeake Geotour Kick Off Event has been published. The event will be held at the Zimmerman Center near Wrightsville, PA on June 9th, 2018 from 10am-Noon.  NoVAGO members joined the MGS, the Chesapeake Conservancy, the National Park Service, and Susquehanna Heritage to place caches for this huge endeavor.

This geotour will have over 60 caches within Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. A trackable geocoin will be awarded to the first 300 geocachers who find 20 geocaches on the trail, while supplies last. You will need to find 20 geocaches on the trail, gather the code word, to earn one of the 300 geocoins.

For more information on the Find Your Chesapeake Geotour please visit the information thread in our NoVAGO forums.