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Conservation Futures Program

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Make a walk in the park an adventure!

Thank you geocachers and for the GeoTour! We are glad you discovered new places to enjoy in this wonderful county of ours. And thank you for your many words of praise for King County Parks and Parks staff.

Most of the caches have been adopted. We are taking Rock Creek and Island Center Forest out of circulation but the others will be owned and maintained by geocachers who took the Conservation Futures GeoTour. Those of you who have reserved caches for adoption will be hearing from us within two weeks of the last day of tour, Oct. 6. For more information contact Carolyn Duncan.

GeoTour enthusiast
Geocoin, Conservation Futures
Conservation Futures Geocoin
An official GeoTour, Conservation Futures
Taylor Mountain is one of 20 GeoTour cache sites
Discover beautiful places you’ve never seen before; log 20 stamps in your passport and earn a commemorative coin.

Recent online log entries from several King County Parks caches:

Spring-Lake-Lake Desire
"If you haven't done this tour you should! It has been great fun, and we have seen so many great places that we would never have gone. I would encourage each and every one of you to 'get out and tour.' "

Rock Creek Natural Area
"Another in this fun series for us. Thanks for bringing us to this very cool place. Thanks for the stamp and the smiley."

Cedar River Trail
"Thanks for a nice walk on an awesome trail."

Spring Lake-Lake Desire
"WOW, after two days of adventures, this proved to be quite the workout, especially Pinnacle Peak that was quite a climb. WOOHOO! last one of the Geo Tour. Took us two complete days of traveling/caching to complete the 20 cache string in the King County Park system. Good job and a very much thanks to King County Parks for putting these out."

Ring Hill Forest
"First find in the KingCo Geo Tour series. Great day to discover this excellent Park. The woodworking is of particular interest, always enjoy Park art."

Snoqualmie Valley Trail Tokul Creek Trestle
"What a great area to rest, enjoy the beauty of nature, and just think. What would you come here to "think" about?"

Landsburg Reach
"The Sun was out, but it was chilly this morning. Really enjoyed the variety of trails in this Park. Watched a lone cowboy exercise his quarter horse. Thank you so much King Co Parks Dept for the Geo Tour!"

Island Center Forest Borrow Pit (Vashon Island)
"This cache was the last one on the GeoTour for me when I found it on 11/10/2012. I recently had the passport, map, and coin framed. I like how it turned out."

Hi Geocachers,

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Logo GeocachingThe natural beauty we enjoy in King County has gotten an assist from a program called Conservation Futures. Money from this program has preserved such iconic parks as Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park, a geocaching haven. We are celebrating the first use of Conservation Futures in 1982 with a 30th Anniversary GeoTour that will take you to 20 properties that have been protected from development with Conservation Futures money.

You’ll see autumn leaves, beautiful vistas and thriving wetlands. You’re also likely to see spawning salmon, song birds, hawks, bald eagles, deer and possibly elk.