July 2018 Photo of the Month Winners

It’s a tie! 

Congratulations to both Zippy Finn and Serrabou! We also offer a big thank you to everybody who participated in the July 2018 photo of the month contest.  ZippyFinn’s photo was taken at Devil’s Bathtub on a visit to Virginia’s Jefferson National Forest. Serrabou ‘s photo was taken on the Patuxent River during his early morning FTF search of Songs of the South.


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). … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading