Ready for a water-themed adventure? Take part in this real-world, outdoor treasure hunt to learn about water quality topics throughout Lexington. The Department of Environmental Quality and Public Works has hidden 12 geocaches to draw attention to water issues throughout the city. The goal is to highlight infrastructure projects, local creeks, and water-related points of interest.
Each geocache is a small container hidden at certain GPS coordinates. These locations cover a broad range of different water quality topic and infrastructure, for example, locations related to Lexington's Stormwater Incentive Grant Program, our annual Reforest the Bluegrass tree planting event, and the Citizens’ Environmental Academy. Visit all 12 sites to learn about what Lexington is doing and what you can do to keep our local water clean as you discover new areas of Lexington.
Get ready to explore the city and collect all 12. All you need is a GPS enabled smartphone and a free online account through Geocaching.com. New to geocaching? Check out our intro video to help you get started.
Spring Break Family Camp Geocache Challenge: Collect all 12 buttons, and win a Live Green Lexington geocaching t-shirt! Email us with a photo of you and your buttons at LiveGreen@lexingtonky.gov. Be sure to include your shirt size – and sizes for your team if you did the challenge as a family or group. You can also post to social media and tag us @LiveGreenLex.
If you found a geocache but it was out of buttons, email the details of the time, date and location to LiveGreen@LexingtonKY.gov.
Moving in Flow Motion – Raven Run
Coordinates: N 37 53.391 W 84 23.650
Geocache code: GC8MCZB
Only Rain Down The Drain
Coordinates: N 38° 01.324 W 084° 27.570
Geocache code: GC8AGFP
A Home for Stormwater
Coordinates: N 38° 02.371 W 084° 33.294
Geocache code: GC8A0AX
The Steamy Pot
Coordinates: N 38° 06.187 W 084° 29.871
Geocache code: GC89QTY
A Grant for You, a Grant for Me
Coordinates: N 38° 02.924 W 084° 29.342
Geocache code: GC8B43N
Don't Take it for Granted
Coordinates: N 38° 02.144 W 084° 32.659
Geocache code: GC8B5EX
6,000 Trees in 2019
Coordinates: N 38° 04.352 W 084° 23.297
Geocache code: GC8A0BK
Coordinates: N 37° 59.519 W 084° 25.267
Geocache Code: GC8B40T
Water Quality Oasis
Coordinates: N 38° 03.387 W 084° 31.835
Geocache Code: GC8BGYX
Not Just Bricks
Coordinates: N 38° 02.789 W 084° 28.588
Geocache Code: GC8C1YV
Coordinates: N 37° 58.873 W 084° 28.734
Geocache code: GC894AQ
Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
Coordinates: N 38° 01.773 W 084° 32.268
Geocache Code: GC8BVMZ