With the last little bit of snow cover long gone comes the reveal of a winter’s worth of garbage. Just in time for the 8th annual South Nation Cache-In, Trash-Out (SNCITO) event hosted by South Nation Conservation and Geocachers of Eastern Ontario.

This year’s rain-or-shine event will be held Saturday, April 29, beginning at 9 a.m. Participants are asked to meet at the Navan Fairground to register and to dress according to the weather with good working clothes, footwear and gloves. Garbage bags and other supplies will be provided.

The cleanup will focus on pre-selected sites at nearby parks, trails and other public spaces. Participants will be separated into groups to tackle the various locations. Everyone involved will regroup at the Navan Fairground by 12:30 p.m. for a free lunch, group photo and prizes.

A surprising amount of trash and “odd relics from the woods” are amassed every year. Perhaps among the most memorable items recovered were a Volkswagen Beetle and a discarded porcelain toilet.

For more information, contact Holly Stemberger, SNC, at 1-877-984-2948, ext. 288 or [email protected].