Launching the Find Your Chesapeake GeoTour®
Landscape conservation requires … people who know and care about special places, of course!
This past Saturday
, the National Park Service, Chesapeake Conservancy and Susquehanna Heritage welcomed over 150 geocachers to launch the Find Your Chesapeake GeoTour
®. The GeoTour® complements the partnership website FindYourChesapeake.com
and takes adventurers to sixty Chesapeake places to search for and locate specially marked containers with trinkets and code words inside. A participant earns a unique geocoin after recording 20 place-specific code words in the Find Your Chesapeake GeoTour® passport.
Geocaching is a worldwide phenomenon, in which participants use a handheld GPS, or smartphone, to plot map coordinates to locate a hidden treasure or “cache.” The Find Your Chesapeake GeoTour® is the combined effort of the National Park Service, Chesapeake Conservancy, and volunteers with the Maryland Geocaching Society and the Northern Virginia Geocaching Organization. The GeoTour® has over 60 cache locations at national, state and county parks, museums, and water trails along eight Chesapeake rivers in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Virginia.
is a partnership service of the Chesapeake Conservancy and National Park Service to connect people with over 300 special places around the Chesapeake watershed.