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.

New Management Plan for Sites and Cave Rat Caves

An access and managment arrangement has been worked out with the new owners of Sites and Cave Rat Caves. Caver access will now be allowed January 1 to August 31 every year. Caving parties are limited to 8 people and 3 cars, with parking restrictions. Earl Suitor will manage the cave, and validated permits are required. You can read all the details in the Management Plan for Sites Cave, Sites Attic, and Cave Rat Cave.

2017 Spring VAR announced

The 2017 Spring VAR will be held April 28-30 at Thorns Springs Park, near Franklin, WV. Some details are posted, others coming soon!
Organizer Tommy Carpenter is looking for trip leaders. If you are willing and able to lead a trip, please contact Tommy at ibaskateboarder [at] yahoo [dotcom]

VAR Sinkhole Cleanup To Be Continued February 18!

Thanks to all the volunteers who turned out for the previous Rockignham, VA sinkhole cleanups! There is still more work to be done, so please join us for the next trip on Saturday, February 18th, 9 AM until dark. Please RSVP to Janet Tinkham janete [at] shentel [dot net] if you plan on attending. Bring gloves. We need a couple rakes, shovels, chainsaws, wire cutters, 5=gallon buckets, and some disposable tarps. Dress warm. A pot of chili and water will be provided, but feel free to bring some food to share.

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.