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Metropark Geocache Placement Guidelines

Postby Cachemeister » Wed 2006-08-23, 16:19:47

The metroparks now have thier guidelines posted.
Be sure to get your permit - or your cache will be removed!

Geocache Placement Guidelines

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Re: Metropark Geocache Placement Guidelines

Postby cheechgang » Wed 2006-08-23, 20:21:25

:cry:


Maybe I'll get around to it, maybe.
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Re: Metropark Geocache Placement Guidelines

Postby cheechgang » Wed 2006-08-23, 20:23:00

Only one per customer- looks like I'll have to empty out Side Cut, or find a foster parent.

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Re: Metropark Geocache Placement Guidelines

Postby Dubbin1 » Thu 2006-08-24, 03:12:08

GrizzFlyer wrote:I only have one left in there, and they probably couldn't find it anyway without a real geocachers help. It doesn't meet their guidelines (4 and 9), and that's too bad because 143 logs showed other people liked it. So, if you haven't found this one yet, get it while you can.


Ahh I have been wanting to do that one. I guess I need to get my butt in gear and do some caching up that way.

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Re: Metropark Geocache Placement Guidelines

Postby yogi57 » Thu 2006-08-24, 11:33:19

I have to change my container
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Re: Metropark Geocache Placement Guidelines

Postby Cachemeister » Thu 2006-08-24, 16:47:26

Annual applications are required for all active caches by April 1st of each year. All caches not approved will be removed within 30 days.


Looks like Good Dog will have to get "Just Ducky" a permit... or they will remove it... :roll:

How does one remove a virtual anyway? :lol:

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Re: Metropark Geocache Placement Guidelines

Postby TheMoopAlong » Thu 2006-08-24, 19:46:55

I volunteer to take (1) cache per park for any cacher with multiple hides per park if you really want to see a cache stay. You can just watchlist it, and do the maintenance as if it were your own. Email me.

P.S. I currently have (0) caches in (0) TMP, so any park applies.
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Re: Metropark Geocache Placement Guidelines

Postby TheBearclaws » Thu 2006-08-24, 19:55:43

We haven't had a chance to hunt many of these caches and I wanted to find out when any actions will be taken or need to be taken so I called the Metroparks. I talked to the responsible party and she will be sending Jason some information soon to share with our group. In short, unless you get a email requiring you to relocate your cache it will be grandfathered until next year, so theres still time to hunt them.
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Re: Metropark Geocache Placement Guidelines

Postby GoodDog » Fri 2006-08-25, 00:01:11

Cachemeister wrote:
Annual applications are required for all active caches by April 1st of each year. All caches not approved will be removed within 30 days.


Looks like Good Dog will have to get "Just Ducky" a permit... or they will remove it... :roll:

How does one remove a virtual anyway? :lol:


Well, they could take the drinking fountain out I suppose.
It looks like we have a little time, but I'm planning. I purposely didn't plant too many in the same park, so I really only have to archive about three. I think.

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Re: Metropark Geocache Placement Guidelines

Postby cheechgang » Fri 2006-08-25, 00:32:49

TheBearclaws wrote: unless you get a email requiring you to relocate your cache it will be grandfathered until next year


hey, wait a minute- is that some sort of ageism remark?
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Re: Metropark Geocache Placement Guidelines

Postby cheechgang » Fri 2006-08-25, 00:35:03

Here's a hint : mine are not "at, or near ground level", so they won't make the cut, whenever there is a cut.
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Re: Metropark Geocache Placement Guidelines

Postby TheBearclaws » Fri 2006-08-25, 03:19:39

cheechgang wrote:
TheBearclaws wrote: unless you get a email requiring you to relocate your cache it will be grandfathered until next year


ok, no isms...it will be not be hunted by the cache busters until next year..how's that?
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Re: Metropark Geocache Placement Guidelines

Postby -Eleanor- » Fri 2006-08-25, 12:20:07

TheMoopAlong wrote:I volunteer to take (1) cache per park for any cacher with multiple hides per park if you really want to see a cache stay. You can just watchlist it, and do the maintenance as if it were your own. Email me.

P.S. I currently have (0) caches in (0) TMP, so any park applies.


Same goes for me. I don't have any metroparks caches, but I'd be glad to help out.
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Re: Metropark Geocache Placement Guidelines

Postby GoodDog » Fri 2006-08-25, 15:19:18

cheechgang wrote:Here's a hint : mine are not "at, or near ground level", so they won't make the cut, whenever there is a cut.


Mine are "near" ground level. Usually about 4ft. I use the distance to the sun method of measurement (I forget the term) and 4ft is relatively close to the ground.

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Re: Metropark Geocache Placement Guidelines

Postby Snowbee » Thu 2006-09-07, 15:22:50

Hi Everyone,

I work for the Toledo Metroparks so if you have any questions I'd be glad to answer them. Just to let you know a little about me I am a "real" geocacher too and I've been geocaching before I became involved with geocaching at work. I decided to become involved to help make sure that everyone was treated fairly for those who didn't understand geocaching.
So I hope I'm not looked at as the enemy. :)

The Metroparks won't be enforcing the one per person one every 100 acre rule this year. If you have one in the parks it can stay, just so it fits the guidelines like the distance it is to a trail (or grassy area where people can walk works too) and has a permit filled out and turned in.

As for being on the ground, I think they just didn't want boxes hanging from the trees, but if you just have a small film container taped up a little ways up, like I've seen, that shouldn't be a problem. We are willing to work with people on these things.

Part of why these regulations are important is because many of our parks fall within the Oak Openings Region (not just Oak Openings Preserve), which The Nature Conservancy lists among the 200 “Last Great Places on Earth.� with at least 180 rare species in all, more than any other region its size in Ohio, follow this link to learn more

http://www.oakopen.org

We really want to work with you all and keep this fun family activity going especially since it has such potential for educational purposes.

If you have a cache in the parks please fill out a permit and you can email it if that is more convenient to geocaching@metroparkstoledo.com

or email me at tammy.snowberger@metroparkstoledo.com

here's a link to the policy

http://www.metroparkstoledo.com/metropa ... bj=explore

Hope to hear from you...Thanks :D

Tammy Snowberger
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