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.

VAR Sinkhole Cleanup Continued!

The VAR is returning to the sinkhole cleanup we worked on at the Spring VAR, in Rockignham, VA, off Exit 257 off I-81. There is more brush and wire to be pulled out of the hole. We will drag it up a hill using trucks and a gaiter. We have a burn permit and, conditions permitting, we will burn off the brush.We plan to use the wire removed from the sink to fence it off to keep farm animal's out.
 
Bring your gloves, we will need a couple of rakes, shovels, and chainsaws, wire cutters for barbwire,  5-gallon buckets,  some tarps to drag the material on - they may be destroyed in the process.  
 
The owner's heat with wood, so any tree trunks will need to be cut to 18" lengths and stacked in the field.
 
Work will start around 9 AM and cleanup before dark. If you are available to help, please contact Janet Tinkham  [janete =  shentel = net] as soon as possible.