Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - September 9, 2014
REVISED September 9, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #22

Geochaching GeoTour Program


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Melissa Nell, Manager, Volunteer and Education Division
742-5923, ext. 6042

Action Requested
Authorization for the County Administrator to execute Amendment Two to the Groundspeak agreement.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
F.S. 125

Background Discussion
  • The Parks and Natural Resources Department developed the "Taking Flight GeoTour" in 2012 which combines environmental education  with outdoor adventure, leading participants on a high-tech treasure hunt through Manatee County Preserves.
  • On September 11, 2012, the Board authorized the County Administrator to execute the agreement with Groundspeak, Inc. This organization provides the County with a custom webpage on Geocaching.org (the leader in geocaching websites) with a map specific to this tour, a "landing page" for the tour, advertising within the Tampa Bay region, features in their newspaper, and views by 250,000 plus visitors.
  • On December 17, 2013, the Board authorized the County Administrator to execute Amendment Number One, which continued the existing contract.
  • Amendment Number Two extends the contract through October 2015.
  • Staff recommends that the Board authorize the County Administrator to execute Amendment Two to the agreement.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please forward two executed copies of Amendment Two to Melissa Nell, Parks and Natural Resources, for transmittal to Groundspeak.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$2,500 Parks and Natural Resources, Education and Volunteer Operating Budget

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Taking Flight GeoTour Amendment 2 - Year 3 (8-25-14).pdf