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CITO – Meadow Lake 2018

CITO = Cache In Trash Out

Location: Willow Lake

Date: Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018

Time: 3-5 pm

Reward: CITO Geocaching Souvenir

What to bring:  (Optional)

Work or caching gloves
A pointy stick or grabbers

Trash bags and bottled water will be provided

The 16th Annual Cache In Trash Out is September 15-23, 2018. In case you haven’t heard, CITO stands for Cache In Trash Out. It’s the geocacher’s approach to keeping our game board (i.e. the entire planet) in great shape. Geocachers around the globe will gather together, pick up trash, remove invasive species, repair trails and more—plus earn a pretty sweet new souvenir.

At 95 acres, Meadow Lake in Flushing Meadows Corona Park is the largest fishable freshwater body in New York City. Meadow connects to 45-acre Willow Lake, currently not open to fishing. Meadow Lake is tidally influenced through a connection to Flushing Bay via Flushing Creek and a network of culverts passable by fish. This connection has led to a high number of American eels and white perch in Meadow Lake, both of which are found in marine waters and can tolerate both fresh and saltwater. Other salt-tolerant species of fish found during DEC Fisheries surveys include Atlantic tomcod, gizzard shad, alewife and inland silverside.

This CITO event is being conducted in conjunction with the
Flushing Meadow Corona Park Conservancy

 

 

 

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