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