Geocaching and trash come together this weekend

By Holley Nees - email

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - East Texas geocachers are going to make picking up trash fun this Memorial Day weekend.

Team Low Tech members say they hide items like ammo cans, fake rocks, and 35-millimeter film canisters that contain prizes inside them. Players say once the item is found, they can log the item using an iPhone.

As they geocache Angelina beautiful clean has given them the materials they need to pick up trash in the parks. The first annual event is designed to encourage the public to get involved in the sport.

"Geocaching is a high tech treasure hunting game, like a scavenger hunt game and we use GPS satellites to find like Tupperware containers in the woods," said Braden Purcell a Low Tech team member.

The event is this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 a.m.  it starts at Kiwanis Park in Lufkin and ends at grace Dunne Richardson park.  It is free to the public.

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