The Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce (RFCC) is encouraging those interested in helping create a Geocache Council to step up to the plate. The Council will help monitor the more than 50 geocache sites in and around the Rockport-Fulton area.

If one is interested in serving, contact Jared East at marketingassistant@1rockport.org as soon as possible. The Council’s first meeting is at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, at the Chairman’s Honor Hall at the RFCC.

The Council will meet monthly to discuss the condition and activity level of the geocache sites on the Rockport-Fulton GeoTour. The only responsibility of a member of the Council will be to monitor one or more cache locations on the local GeoTour. Members will check the cache box location once per week to make sure the cache is intact, the log has plenty of room, and that all facets of the site are working properly. One can utilize technology, turning on notifications for a site, to all but eliminate physical checking of sites.

The Rockport-Fulton GeoTour was launched in July 2021 with 50 locations. The tour is quite popular, drawing visitors from around the state. Visitors are enjoying the tour and sharing their comments on the cache logs.

“It is amazing as we are seeing two to three new visitor families each week traveling here to do this tour,” said RFCC President/CEO Diane Probst.

Founded in 2000, Geocaching is headquartered out of Seattle, WA, and is dedicated to inspiring and enabling adventure, exploration, and community through a unique combination of outdoor recreation and location-based technology. The game’s passionate community of millions of players use the Geocaching® app and GPS-enabled devices to find cleverly hidden containers called geocaches and share their experiences with others.

Today, there are more than three million geocaches in more than 190 countries.

For more information, contact the RFCC at (361) 729-6445.

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