[GeoStL] Re: County parks

  • From: "Jim Bensman" <jbensman1@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2002 09:52:44 -0600

I don't think that is the problem.  I think the problem is you cannot see
what is in it.  That is why the IL Dept of Natural Resources indicates they
will likely require clear containers.
  -----Original Message-----
  From: geocaching-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:geocaching-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Dan Eubanks
  Sent: Thursday, November 07, 2002 9:07 AM
  To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Subject: [GeoStL] Re: County parks


  The problem is you called it an "ammo box." If you would have referred to
it as a "water-proof metal container" he most likely would have had no
reservations about you using it. Just as some people are uninformed as to
what Geocaching is they also know nothing about firearms. Some are
frightened by the very mention of guns or ammo. Just because that container
at one time had bullets in it gives some people the willies. As you can
probably tell I like to use "water-proof metal containers."

    -----Original Message-----
    From: geocaching-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:geocaching-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of GC-RGS
    Sent: Wednesday, November 06, 2002 11:05 AM
    To: GC-maillist
    Subject: [GeoStL] County parks

    Last week I talked to Justin Hirsch who is the events coordinator for
St. Louis County Parks. I inquired about any problems placing caches in
county parks and told him I had talked to rangers at two different parks and
they had no problems. He had never heard of Geocaching, but has a GPS, and I
explained the process to him and gave him the GC.com website to review. He
said it sounded like a very reasonable use of the park land wanted to talk
it over and would get back with me.

    I'm working on a cache at one of the parks and talked to the ranger
there who knew about geocaching and welcomed the caches in the park. I told
him my idea and the final cache would be an ammo box. He had concerns about
that and suggested I call Justin for the approval.

    I just talked to Justin today and he said the county parks would welcome
the caches as long as ammo boxes are NOT used. Tupperware, micros, even tool
boxes are OK. Then, to my surprise, he suggested conducting a program in
conjunction with the Parks dept. on using a GPS and geocaching for the
public. He wondered where they could get enough GPS's for hands on use so
that's where I put in a plug for SLAGA and said we would be glad to

    It would probably be held at Queeny Park since they have the indoor
center and there are several caches already there. He said they are working
on their schedules now and would get back to me soon so we could set up
something to fit their schedule.



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