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Team Bayberry
10-05-2010, 08:13 PM
Dozens of caches were placed in various preserves in the Boothbay area, and adopted by the BRLT. Does anyone know the story behind these adoptions?

Ekidokai
10-05-2010, 09:13 PM
Only that I have found a bunch and have had contact with the person taking care of them.

What's your concern?

brdad
10-05-2010, 09:37 PM
The caches on BRLT land were originally placed by various cachers. As I recall, once the BRLT learned of geocaches on it's property, they chose to adopt the caches and maintain them personally. At the time, some of them were not being maintained as well as they desired. I think Haffy or another caches was in contact with them at the time, perhaps he can elaborate on the details.

ltlindian
10-06-2010, 11:20 AM
I am the one caring for and maintaining the caches on BRLT for them. I pestered them enough and they finally allowed me to place new caches there as long as they adopt them. They shoot me an email when someone makes a note about maintenance in their log and I go and take care of it.

As far as adopting them, I believe that they just want control of caches placed on their property. Does that answer your question?

Mapachi
10-06-2010, 06:04 PM
I am the one caring for and maintaining the caches on BRLT for them. I pestered them enough and they finally allowed me to place new caches there as long as they adopt them. They shoot me an email when someone makes a note about maintenance in their log and I go and take care of it.

As far as adopting them, I believe that they just want control of caches placed on their property. Does that answer your question?


AAAAH I see! A symbiotic relationship!

Haffy
10-06-2010, 09:34 PM
Actually it was me who got the BRLT to adopt the caches on their properties as they were being neglected by the original owners the Pike Patrol as they were basically summertime people. They were really excited at first and yes they wanted control over them on their properties. I'm glad that Itlindian is now taking care of them.

kayaking loon
10-13-2010, 12:05 PM
I asked for permission to place a cache on BRLT property, got permission and placed one. And as far as I know, I'm the one taking care of it.. although I don't mind if Michelle does it for me. :) But if I got a "log is full" post or any other that mentioned maintenance, I'd probably get there as soon as I could to do it myself. If I ever couldn't maintain it I'd let BRLT adopt it.

Ekidokai
10-13-2010, 06:58 PM
Again I ask, what is your concern? Is there a problem?

brdad
10-13-2010, 07:13 PM
I'm guessing the concern is minimal since they have not logged into the site since they posted.

Team Bayberry
11-06-2010, 12:52 PM
Again I ask, what is your concern? Is there a problem?

Curiosity. Why are you having a problem with me asking?

Team Bayberry
11-06-2010, 12:58 PM
I'm guessing the concern is minimal since they have not logged into the site since they posted.

No "concern". Just curiosity. I live in the Pine Barrens in South Jersey, and have placed caches in State Forests, Wildlife Management areas, Natural Land Trust Preserves, etc. We all care for our own caches (or each others, at times). The land managers know that we have caches there, and our club (South Jersey Geocacher) has led geocaching classes. Rangers have shown off our caches. Et cetera. But no land management agency has ever adopted any cache. (Although in one case they did take the co-ord to a multi of mine when a stage went missing.)

So I was curious about it.

In South Jersey, our reviewers don't let summer people place "vacation caches", either. I wondered if there was some correlation.

Team Bayberry
11-06-2010, 01:00 PM
I am the one caring for and maintaining the caches on BRLT for them. I pestered them enough and they finally allowed me to place new caches there as long as they adopt them. They shoot me an email when someone makes a note about maintenance in their log and I go and take care of it.

As far as adopting them, I believe that they just want control of caches placed on their property. Does that answer your question?

That took care of my unasked question, too - who does the maintenance. Thanks!

Ekidokai
11-07-2010, 02:43 PM
Curiosity. Why are you having a problem with me asking?

Didn't have any problem with the question. Didn't think it could be taken that way. As I stated, I wanted to find out what was going on that instigated the original question and that's why I also asked is there a problem.

I am a person that takes action to rectify problems. Now that you have responded the mystery has been solved.

There is another thread that originally concerned just one cache being picked up by a State Park Manager and it quickly turned out to be a State wide problem. Now a couple of us are working on a State wide policy that is being reviewed and will be implemented in the spring concerning all caches in State Parks.

Team Bayberry
11-11-2010, 09:18 PM
There is another thread that originally concerned just one cache being picked up by a State Park Manager and it quickly turned out to be a State wide problem. Now a couple of us are working on a State wide policy that is being reviewed and will be implemented in the spring concerning all caches in State Parks.

What is the title of the thread? We're fortunate in having had some good initial contacts with land managers back when geocaching started, and we do a lot of volunteer work, so we haven't had problems.

Ekidokai
11-13-2010, 12:50 AM
We have been lucky here too. The problems we ran into mostly were that the Park Managers didn't really know what was going on. The information is being distributed and training provided.

I have done many of the BRLT caches and the areas are real nice. The cacher that is taking care of them is doing a great job.