KCWaters Geocaching Project

Geocaching (pronounced geo-cashing) is a worldwide game of hiding and seeking treasure. A geocacher can place a geocache in the world, pinpoint its location using GPS technology and then share the geocache's existence and location online. Anyone with a GPS device can then try to locate the geocache. There are usually small items to take from the cache, such as trinkets or memorabilia; however, all caches contain a logbook to catalog each time the cache is visited. There are geocachers on every continent.

The caches that have been placed are designed to highlight access to urban water bodies within the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. One of our main goals is to raise awareness of water quality, right here in Kansas City. Each site was selected with the true spirit of Geocaching in mind, to explore and have fun in the great outdoors, with the added benefit of learning about our Urban Waters!

Our geocaching project plans to reach six urban waters: Line Creek, Brenner Heights Creek, Blue River, Brush Creek, Indian Creek and Turkey Creek. There have been geocache containers placed at Blue River (GC2FAC7), Line Creek (GC2EE9M), Indian Creek (GC2EH5F), Brush Creek (GC2EH41), Brenner Heights Creek (GC2EH37), and Turkey Creek (GC2EH5X) which are available at geocaching.com for finding! The other locations will be added soon!

One county in the Kansas City Metro also embracing the sport of geocaching. Platte County Parks & Recreation is starting up a geocaching program. You can check out more about their program and other things going on with Platte County Parks @ www.platteparks.com

One of our geocache containers! 'Crossing this crick reminded me of the beaver dam we crossed once upon a time. Thanks for the fun. Hockabee' Rainbow by Line Creek.