Let’s All Go to the NoVAGO Winter CITO! (The cold never bothered us anyway!)

  NEW LOCATION! Join us on February 23 as we host a CITO in Locust Shade Park. NoVAGO continues to grow our relationship with Prince William Parks and the Prince William Soil & Water Conservation District to make our parks cleaner and community better.  We will meet in the parking lot where bags and supplies will be handed out. NoVAGO Winter CITO: Locust Shade Park Saturday, February 23, 2019 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Locust Shade Park 701 Locust Shade Drive Triangle, VA 22172 … Continue reading

SURVIVOR18: Who will be the Sole Survivor?

Join us at the fire pit at Freddiecrs’ as the members of the Chickahominy tribe vote for the SURVIVOR18 winner. Our three remaining Survivors are: minnestrone     QUE3NBE3     SP4FUN It is NOT required that you bring anything but yourselves to this event, but if the spirit of Survivor moves you, feel free to bring a dish and drinks to share. A lawn chair wouldn’t be a bad idea either if you want to park your backside by the fire pit. SURVIVOR18: The Vote Saturday, January 18, 2018 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Freddie’s ‘Lost Road’ Lean-to 5363 Buchanan Court Woodbridge, … Continue reading

Come Give Thanks and Celebrate 12 years of NoVAGO!

NoVAGO turns 12 this year and to celebrate we will be kicking off the year with our traditional Thanks Event! The first official NoVAGO event was hosted on January 14, 2007, so this event is an early birthday party for our organization as well. Once again we are back at Santini’s New York Style Deli in Chantilly so please join us.  Thank all of the amazing volunteers who helped make geocaching in Northern Virginia more fun in 2018 and to welcome in the 2019 volunteers. Thanks! January 13, 2018 RESCHEDULE DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Santini’s New York Style Deli 3980 … Continue reading

Join NoVAGO for a Screening of the 2018 Geocaching Film Festival GIFFS

This year NoVAGO is holding it’s Geocaching Film Festival event in Manassas, VA.  Join us at the Bull Run Public Library as we watch this years round of geocaching films.  This year filmmakers were asked to film a great story about the game we love and send it to us. The deadline for film submissions has now passed and Geocaching HQ is reviewing and judging films during the month of August.  Folks who attend earn the 2018 GIFF Souvenir! NoVAGO GIFF Thursday Thursday, November 8, 2018 @ 6:45 p.m.  Bull Run Regional Library 8051 Ashton Ave Manassas, VA 20109 … Continue reading

NoVAGO’s 4th Annual Hauntingly Familiar Fall Event

Summer has passed and fall is on the way. Come and help us celebrate the turning of the seasons by attending NoVAGO’s last major event of 2018. Be sure to log your “will-attend” as early as possible to ensure that we have enough food for the masses.  Attendees are encouraged to bring your favorite pot luck dish, all we ask is that you list what you are bringing in your “will attend” log so that others won’t bring in a similar dish.  As with all of our picnics NoVAGO will be supplying the charcoal, hamburgers, hot dogs, plates, and condiments. … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Join Us at Our NoVAGO Annual Spring Picnic and 2017 NoVAGO Geocache Awards Event

On May 6, 2018 NoVAGO invites to you lend a hand, picnic with friends, and celebrate the 2017 NoVAGO Cache Awards in Arlington! At 9 a.m. we will kick off the day with a CITO at Glencarlyn Park where we will be cleaning up portion of trails along Four Mile Run in Arlington.  Located just over a mile from our picnic shelter this CITO is a nice walk or a quick bike ride up a paved path from our picnic location. Trash bags will be provided at the clean up.  To log your “will Attend” or to find out more … Continue reading

NoVAGO Area Events for Spring CITO Season

Once again Earth Day is almost upon us and one of the great ways geocachers can give back to the community is by hosting CITO events.  Groundspeak has announced April 21-29, 2018 as the dates to earn a virtual souvenir on your profile pages if you host or attend CITO an event during this time. Here is the list so far of Souvenir CITOs in the NoVA area: (See cache pages for more details!) Saturday, April 21st 3rd Annual Occoquan River Cleanup – Paddle CITO! Brentsville, VA Hosted by:  Hooclass2002 Starts at 9am Sunday, April 22nd NoVAGO Veteran’s Park CITO Woodbridge, VA Hosted … Continue reading

Northern Virginia Has 17 Events Dropped On the Area for the 2018 Planetary Pursuit Promotion

Northern Virginia has gone “event crazy” for the upcoming Groundspeak promotion “Planetary Pursuit.” Geocaching’s Official Blog describes this promotion as “The year is 2650. You are invited to join the Geocaching Explorers Club and be among the first geocachers to visit every planet in our solar system, earning souvenirs along the way. Find different geocache types to individually collect points on the Friend League between March 19 and April 8 and earn up to 10 new souvenirs to become an Official Space Explorer.” Attention space explorers! To give geocachers more time to complete their missions, Planetary Pursuit has been extended for an additional week. … Continue reading

NoVAGO’s Winter CITO is Upon Us

Join us February 25th, 2018 for NoVAGO’s Winter CITO as we help clean up the area around the Jerome “Buddie” Ford Nature Center.   This City of Alexandria nature center is located on a 50-acre park nestled along the Holmes Run Stream.  This center provides year-round programs, interactive exhibits, as well as taking care of over 30 live animals. This event is being organized in coordination with Nature Center staff, and is designed to assist them in keeping this area clean and beautiful. NoVAGO Winter CITO at Jerome “Buddie” Ford Nature Center Sunday, February 25, 2018 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. … Continue reading