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  • GEOCACHING: SMOKEY'S 75TH BIRTHDAY GEOCOINS

    Wildfire Prevention legend Smokey Bear invites you to be part of a worldwide treasure hunt.

    In celebration of Smokey's 75th birthday in 2019, Texas A&M Forest Service created a wildfire prevention campaign using geocoins.

    Seventy-five trackable geocoins have been registered at geocaching.com.

     Smokey 75th Birthday trackable geocoin      

    The coins were originally placed in various Texas A&M Forest Service geocaches and other public geocaches across the state. Geocachers are able to locate, move and log these trackable coins.

    Since their release, Smokey geocoins have:

     

    • Visited 47 states
    • Been found in 3 different countries
    • Traveled over 188,000 miles (more than 7 times around the earth!)

     Smokey Geocoin at Prescribed Fire Location in Australia     

     

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