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Cache_boppin_BunnyFuFu
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Location: Waukesha, WI, US

PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 4:35 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Here's a helpful timesaver:

As per EarthCache.org requirements, when creating an EarthCache, we need to get permission for ALL placements. LostBy7 offeres this template to use in an e-mail. Feel free to copy & paste into your own e-mail requests!! Very Happy




Mr. _____________

I'm contacting you to see if I could get permission to place an EarthCache at ___________________.

An EarthCache is much like a geocache which you may have heard of. In geocaching a small container is hidden then the coordinates are listed on a web page for others to find using a handheld GPS receiver (which are accurate to about 20 feet). Once the container is found a small log book is signed as proof of the visit and the container is replaced. Unlike a geocache, an EarthCache has no container and nothing is left at the site. The visit is strictly educational in nature. EarthCaches are simply locations which teach about geology and each listing must be approved by the Geological Society of America and other agencies prior to getting published.

I would like to create an EarthCache page with coordinates near N__ __.___ W__ __.___. People who visit geocaching.com would record the coordinates from the website, visit the park and answer some questions about the site as well as take a photo as proof of their visit. Once they send me answers to questions about the site and the photo, they could log the EarthCache as having "been found" on geocaching.com.

Here is an example of an EarthCache I set up: LINK TO EARTHCACHE

Please let me know if I could feature this park as an EarthCache as it would make a fine addition to the EarthCaches I currently list in Wisconsin which include FEATURE TYPE, FEATURE TYPE, FEATURE TYPE, FEATURE TYPE and even FEATURE TYPE. If I can answer any questions please let me know. You can learn more about Geocaches and Earthcaches at the following two links:

http://www.geocaching.com/

http://www.earthcache.org/

Thank you for your consideration.

-YOUR NAME
-YOUR ADDRESS
-YOUR PHONE NUMBER

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 8:18 am Reply with quote Back to top

Apparently I should have looked over the WGA site more thoroughly before. I have created 4 EC's so far and I just agonized about what to write in my letter asking for permission. This would have made life much easier! Thanks for posting this.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:26 am Reply with quote Back to top

Do admins have the power to edit a post? As Photos are no longer able to be required the above form needs to be edited to remove the text stating it can be required.

The third paragraph should read:

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I would like to create an EarthCache page near (list a feature of the park). GPS coordinates are N__ __.___ W__ __.___. People who visit geocaching.com would record the coordinates from the website, visit the park, and answer some questions about the site as well as optionally take a photo as proof of their visit. Once they send me answers to questions about the site, they could log the EarthCache as having "been found" on geocaching.com.


And as long as we are playing with the template lets make the items in red in another paragraph.

Quote:
Please let me know if I could feature this park as an EarthCache as it would make a fine addition to the EarthCaches I currently list in Wisconsin which include FEATURE TYPE, FEATURE TYPE, FEATURE TYPE, FEATURE TYPE and even FEATURE TYPE. If I can answer any questions please let me know. You can learn more about Geocaches and Earthcaches at the following two links:


If the changes can be made please then delete THIS post. If an admin cannot make those changes I ask that this thread be deleted and the changes be made and a new thread (with a sticky) be created.
-THX.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:12 pm Reply with quote Back to top

This would make a nice pdf file.

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