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 Returns July 21

The conservation work continues with help from wonderful volunteers! This time we need help to separate remaining bits of plas6tic and wood from the piles of dirt pulled from the sinkhole and to help set fence posts. If someone has a heavey duty truck or trailers to haul small pieces of concrete that would be apprciated. Bring rakes, shovels, and gloves. Work starts around 9am and cleanup before dark. Sinkhole is in Rockingham, VA. Contact Janet Tinkham (janete - shentel - net) for more info or to RSVP so we can plan for drinks/snacks (food donations always welcome!). 

Spring VAR 2018

Thank you to Walker Mountain Grotto for hosting the Spring VAR, 2018 at the Hungry Mother Lutheran Retreat Center in Marion, VA. About 280 cavers from all over showed up, and enjoyed numerous cave trips and a very well run VAR. Congratulations to this relatively new grotto for pulling off such a successful event!

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.