The Virginia Region of the National Speleological Society consists of 40+ local caving groups in and around Virginia and surrounding states. We promote the study and science of speleology, explore and maps caves, protect and conserve caves, manage limited access caves, and generally promote safe caving throughout the region, and promote fellowship and cooperation among all Regional cavers and organizations.

The Great VAR Sinkhole Cleanup Continues July 22

The conservation work continues with help from wonderful volunteers!  After the last  workday the backhoe returned and scooped out some more piles to sort through...so we'll continue to  separate  plastic, wire and burn wood. Bring gloves, rakes, shovels, chainsaws, wire cutters, 5-gallon buckets, tarps to drag the material on ( may be destroyed in the process) if you have them. Water and snacks provided, food donations always appreciated. Work starts around 9am and cleanup before dark. Sinkhole in Rockingham, VA. Contact Janet Tinkham (janete - shentel - net) for more info.

McAlisterville Cave (PA) Cleanup, May 20

Thanks to all the VAR cavers who showed up to help with the cleanup at McAlisterville Cave in PA. Although the weather did not cooperate, over 4 tons of trash were collected and hauled away before noon! The PCC thanks everyone who participated!

2015 Region Record Issues Posted

The 2015 issues of the Region Record have been posted in the Region Record Archives.Thanks to Nikki Fox for her hard work as editor!

To keep things fair for subscribers, only issues over a year old are available on this web site.