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Re: travis county rules about geoccaching

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  • mda_taz
    Julie is right. Park Ranger Supervisor, Jeff Allbritton, (aka Knot Lost) spoke to the whole group at the 11K-11Way event and told us that geocahers in general
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      Julie is right. Park Ranger Supervisor, Jeff Allbritton, (aka Knot
      Lost) spoke to the whole group at the 11K-11Way event and told us
      that geocahers in general are very good about placing caches. He
      told us to place them in areas that appear to be safe and not in
      dangerous or not in endandered areas. He will find and log the
      caches as they appear. If there is a problem with the location, then
      he will email you.

      Ranger Allbritton: phone 512.263.9115
      em: jeff.allbritton@...

      mda_taz
      Matthew

      --- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, "Julie Perrine"
      <mrscaptainpicard@...> wrote:
      >
      > With all due respect, I believe this is an OUTDATED policy by Travis
      > County. At the 9 Way 9K event, a representative of Travis County
      introduced
      > himself as the official liaison. I forget his name, but I'll find
      it and
      > forward it on. He said to place your cache and he will notice it
      on the
      > website, go visit it, and if there is a problem, he'll let you know.
      >
      > Oh yeah, I remember his name now. It's Knot Lost.
      >
      > Julie
      > Mrs. Captain Picard
      >
      >
      >
      > On 11/26/06, Criselda Miller <zeldaqueengeo@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > thanks
      > >
      > > *logan_zugg <crazy4god456@...>* wrote:
      > >
      > > http://www.austinexplorer.com/Geocaching/Rules/TravisCounty.asp
      > >
      > > Tom Lane (threelanes) has once again stepped forward to represent
      > > geocachers in the Austin area and has held discussions with the
      > > Travis County Parks authorities to come up with some guidelines
      under
      > > which geocaching would be allowed in Travis County parks. What
      > > follows is the current list of guidelines that caches should
      follow.
      > > Contact information for getting a cache authorized is available at
      > > the bottom of this page.
      > >
      > > Geocache sites may be either virtual or the person creating the
      site
      > > may leave a Geocache box at the site.
      > > The person creating the Geocache site will provide the park
      manager
      > > with contact information including name, address, phone number,
      and
      > > Geocache site listing. This person will also notify the park
      manager
      > > when the site has been removed.
      > > If a Geocache box is left in the park, the park manager must
      approve
      > > the location prior to the box being placed. Park staff will check
      the
      > > box regularly for safety purposes. If visitors going to the box
      are
      > > causing environmental damage, park staff will remove the box from
      the
      > > site and notify the Geocache box owner to pick up the box and
      remove
      > > the site from the Geocache Website. If visitors are causing
      > > environmental damage to a virtual site, the person who created the
      > > virtual site will be notified to remove it from the Website.
      > > Geocache boxes should include no food, drugs, alcoholic beverages,
      > > glass or hazardous items.
      > > The virtual Geocache site or box should be located in an area
      that is
      > > not environmentally sensitive and does not pose a danger to
      visitors
      > > or the environment.
      > > If located in a wooded area, it should be located in an area to
      > > encourage Geocache searchers to stay on the trails (or within a
      few
      > > feet of the trails). Generally, Geocache sites should be placed
      along
      > > trails or in open public areas.
      > > No digging is allowed.
      > > No Geocache signs will be allowed in the parks.
      > > The person putting in the Geocache site, as well as people
      searching
      > > for the Geocache site will follow all park rules.
      > > If you have additional questions, please contact Rose Farmer,
      > > Resource Management Specialist, Travis County Parks and Natural
      > > Resources, at 854-7214.
      > >
      > > To contact a Park Manager in one of the Travis County Parks about
      > > creating a Geocache site, please contact District Park Rangers Dan
      > > Perry or Kurt Nielsen at 854-9437.
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
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