+TeamPatchwork Posted March 29, 2010 Share Posted March 29, 2010 Got a question for y'all. We were planning a CITO in celebration of the 10th anniversary of Geocaching. I contacted the parks department, told them what we wanted to do, and the hoop jumping began. First we found out that Geocachers are "not on the approved list of volunteers". I've never heard of such a list, but, OK. So I asked them what we needed to do to make this happen. That's when the frustration began. A representative of the group has to meet with the parks department to get pre-approval. Then we have to submit a list of people participation for a records check. THEN we have to attend a park board meeting to address any questions or concerns they might have, and THEN we might (or might not) get approved to do a CITO. Geez-o-pete. All we wanted to do was pick up some trash in a park and do a good thing. We ended contacting a neighboring city, who are THRILLED to have us cleaning up their park. In addition to welcoming us with open arms, they're also providing a shelter at no charge (waiving the deposit and rent) so we can have a picnic/event after the CITO. Just curious if anyone else has run into anything like this? Am I being unreasonable by not wanting to do everything they want us to do? I do realize that they're wanting to protect the city from any liability, but, sheesh...we just wanted to pick up trash. Quote Link to comment
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