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Geodetic Marker Recovery Event
June 15, 2019
Back in November 2018, America's Boating Club of Raleigh held its first group geodetic marker recovery event which was quite successful and enjoyed by the participants. We are into a new recovery year for 2019, and due to popular demand, a similar event has been planned and scheduled for Saturday 15 June. This outing will include a post get together for late lunch at a nearby establishment on same day.
The USPS/ABC geodetic marker recovery program is an important civic service activity that members do in support of the National Geodetic Survey which is a unit within NOAA. Besides the fun of hunting for, locating, and reporting primary survey markers, credits from ABC/USPS are earned for markers located and even for ones that we cannot find. This is a friendly awards competition on all levels - individual, squadron, district, and national. Our squadron placed 6th in the 2018 National standings and we hope to do even better this year.
When - Saturday, 15 June - Recoveries from 10:00 to 1:00, Post Lunch (and a brew if you wish) at 1:30
Where - Recoveries conducted outside of the Raleigh beltline in adjacent communities (search areas will be provided for each car participating) - Post Lunch & Brew location TBD
Who – All members who are interested. Those who have not done geodetics before should go with someone who has, and we will try to make arrangements for that.
A condensed set of slides will be placed in our ABC website on the basics of geodetic recoveries and what you will need. If there is enough interest, a training session may also be provided prior to the event.