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Mrs. Mizzou
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:49 pm    Post subject: Ham Lake Reply with quote

Tonight I gave a basic presentation on geocaching to the Ham Lake Park and Tree Commission. I think they had all heard a little about caching and were surprised by the number of caches in the Ham Lake area. There were also some sample containers and a quick demonstration of the geocaching.com website. They all seemed very interested and, like usual, I probably talked longer than I needed to!

They did ask about adding a geocaching policy. They aren't interested in requiring a written application, but wanted to add something that showed geocaching was allowed in their parks . . .

If you know of a jurisdiction with a very basic policy - geocaching is allowed in public areas to the extent that it meets the guidelines of geocaching.com and has been approved . . . or something like that, let me know so I can forward it on to Ham Lake. They would like something simple that is already working in one or more areas.
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tonkaMN
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blain has a pretty good policy - http://www.ci.blaine.mn.us/index.cfm?id=901573 It's a little wordy, but not too restrictive.
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Gat R Done
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's Washington County's: http://www.co.washington.mn.us/DocumentCenter/Home/View/2154

Eden Prairie: http://mngca.org/node/906
They do have some off-limits areas and provided electronic boundary file maps to Reviewers so we are aware of those areas.


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Mrs. Mizzou
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you both. I'll send an update to the Commission tonight.
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Gat R Done
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a note on the Blaine policy: Hiders are asked to acknowledge that their cache meets the City's geocaching guidelines before publishing.
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Mrs. Mizzou
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gat R Done wrote:
Just a note on the Blaine policy: Hiders are asked to acknowledge that their cache meets the City's geocaching guidelines before publishing.


Do they do that in a note to Blaine or on the actual cache page?
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Gat R Done
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mrs. Mizzou wrote:
Gat R Done wrote:
Just a note on the Blaine policy: Hiders are asked to acknowledge that their cache meets the City's geocaching guidelines before publishing.


Do they do that in a note to Blaine or on the actual cache page?


They are asked to note compliance via a Reviewer Note (archived after publishing) or on the cache page. Nothing is reported back to Blaine.
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