Re: travis county rules about geoccaching
- 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
--- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, "Julie Perrine"
> With all due respect, I believe this is an OUTDATED policy by Travis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
> himself as the official liaison. I forget his name, but I'll findit and
> forward it on. He said to place your cache and he will notice iton the
> website, go visit it, and if there is a problem, he'll let you know.under
> Oh yeah, I remember his name now. It's Knot Lost.
> 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
> > which geocaching would be allowed in Travis County parks. Whatfollow.
> > follows is the current list of guidelines that caches should
> > Contact information for getting a cache authorized is available atsite
> > the bottom of this page.
> > Geocache sites may be either virtual or the person creating the
> > may leave a Geocache box at the site.manager
> > The person creating the Geocache site will provide the park
> > with contact information including name, address, phone number,and
> > Geocache site listing. This person will also notify the parkmanager
> > when the site has been removed.approve
> > If a Geocache box is left in the park, the park manager must
> > the location prior to the box being placed. Park staff will checkthe
> > box regularly for safety purposes. If visitors going to the boxare
> > causing environmental damage, park staff will remove the box fromthe
> > site and notify the Geocache box owner to pick up the box andremove
> > the site from the Geocache Website. If visitors are causingthat is
> > 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
> > not environmentally sensitive and does not pose a danger tovisitors
> > or the environment.few
> > 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
> > feet of the trails). Generally, Geocache sites should be placedalong
> > trails or in open public areas.searching
> > No digging is allowed.
> > No Geocache signs will be allowed in the parks.
> > The person putting in the Geocache site, as well as people
> > for the Geocache site will follow all park rules.out<http://us.rd.yahoo.com/mail_us/taglines/postman8/*http://us.rd.yah
> > 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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