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Caching with the Conservancy 2011

Saturday, June 4, 2011
Townsend Park -Murrysville, PA
Registration opens at 7:30 am

A family-friendly geocaching event suitable for all ages, abilities and interests. This event will be based at Townsend Park in Murrysville, but participants may choose to seek temporary caches hidden throughout Murrysville. Registration will open at 8:30 am. Registrants will receive an event booklet with temp cache coordinates at that time. Temporary caches may be done at the participant's leisure.


Preregistration form

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    Townsend park is handicapped accessible.
    Temporary caches will requires some hiking along well marked trails.
    Temporary geocache coordinates posted the night before the event.

 

An all day geocaching event including:
  • Temporary caches

  • Temporary caches just for kids
  • Expert Speakers
  • Interactive Tables
  • Kid's lecture
  • Naturalist & Expert Led Hikes
  • Picnic

 

Schedule of Events

Registration/Information (Upper Pavilion, Townsend Park)
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Temporary Geocaches (Various Locations, Murrysville)
7:00 am – 4:00 pm

Presentations (Lower Pavilion, Townsend Park)
8:00 am Welcome Address (S. Tichy)
8:20 am Special Geocache Raffle sponsored by RedIsTheBestColor.com (must be present to win)
9:00 am Indigenous Wildlife (S. Miller)
10:00 am Nature Photography (S. Khwaja)
11:00 am Enhance your geocaching experience - Plan ahead (R. Moore)
1:00 pm Motion-Activated Wildlife Photography (B. Powers)
2:00 pm Quality Urban Caches (R. Whisner)
3:00 pm Geodog Trail Etiquette and Safety (R. Mihalcik)

Hikes (Westmoreland Conservancy Reserves)
Please be at the designated reserve at least 15 minutes before the start of the hike as all hikes will begin promptly.
2:30 pm Native & Invasive Plants (C. Fink) King Reserve
3:30 pm Finding a cache (M. Porembka)

Workshops (Gazebo, Townsend Park)
11:15 am Leave No Trace Workshop: Leave what you find (T. Imai)

Suitable for kids!
Come play a game with a geocaching twist while learning about one of the important tenets of Leave No Trace

BBQ Lunch
Sponsored by S.L.A.M.
11:30 am - 1:00 pm (Upper Pavilion, Townsend Park)

Picnic & Raffle
5:30 pm (Lower Pavilion, Townsend Park)

Tables (All day, Upper Pavilion, Townsend Park)
Motion-activated wildlife videos
Courtesy of PixController  

Beneficial bats
Courtesy of Loyalhanna Grotto  

Animal Rescue League Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
 

Animal Friends
ThinkingOutsideTheCage.org  

Plant Pots
Courtesy of the Murrysville Garden Club
 

Western Pennsylvania Orienteering Club
 

Westmoreland Conservancy
 

 

 

Parking and Other Relevant Coordinates

Parking Coordinates:

Townsend Park (Upper Pavilion)……… N 40° 27.691 W 079° 40.420
Townsend Park (Lower Pavilion)………N 40° 27.621 W 079° 40.499
Please reserve these spaces for handicapped
Townsend Park (Overflow Parking)……N 40° 27.533 W 079° 40.295
Caywood Reserve…………………… N 40° 27.611 W 079° 38.295
King/Potter's Corner Reserves…………N 40° 27.212 W 079° 39.454
McGinnis Reserve…………………N 40° 28.830 W 079° 40.354
Tomer Reserve…………………………N 40° 28.500 W 079° 40.719
Walter Reserve………………………N 40° 27.427 W 079° 37.059
Sears House………………………………N 40° 27.236 W 079° 37.338
Tollhouse……………………………………N 40° 25.182 W 079° 38.701
Staymates Cabin …………………N 40° 24.684 W 079° 40.311

Townsend Park Locations

Gazebo, Townsend Park…………… N 40° 27.717 W 079° 40.432
Hill/Memorial, Townsend Park……… N 40° 27.660 W 079° 40.477


 

Wetlands

Wetlands (across from MCP)………N 40° 27.100 W 079° 37.524


 

Temporary Geocache Coordinates
Temp cache coordinates will be posted late on June 3


Event Links

Geocaching.com GC2TFQ7
Event Facebook Page
Booklet


The Westmoreland Conservancy would like to thank all of the volunteers that made this event possible.

Tracee Imai,Event Coordinator (Arf2-D2)
Shelly Tichy, Westmoreland Conservancy President
Aron Schmid, Loyalhanna Grotto
Ben Sampson
Bill Powers, PixController
ChefJimmie
Cyndi Fink (Dendro71)
Jeffrey McMahill (jma7geo)
Julie Weaver (Shamrock)
Katie Schmid, Loyalhanna Grotto
Myra Mamo, Murrysville Garden Club
Rebecca Mihlacik
Rich Moore (SCPORich)
Ron Weaver (Cap'n Ron)
Sohail Kwaja
Sue Miller


The Westmoreland Conservancy would like to thank the sponsors of this event

*Repeat donors

Westmoreland Conservancy*
geocaching.com*
5 guys
Ads-Tuit*
The Cache Station
Coinsandpins.com
Crunchmaster Crackers/TH Foods*
DBJ Geocaching
Donato's
GSAK
Half-Price Books*
Jeff McMahill (jma7geo)*
Loyalhanna Grotto
Landsharkz
Merrick Pet Care
Monster Mini Golf*
Municipality of Murrysville*
Murrysville Garden Club*
The Rabbit Cops
Pam Moore (bearinggirl)
PureButtons.com
Ron Cain (cainrcc)*
redisthebestcolor.com*
Shelly Tichy*
S.L.A.M.*
Tracee Imai (Arf2-D2)*
Spacecoast Geocachers
Utz Snacks*
Walker's Pet HoTail
WorldCaching.com*

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