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.

NCRC Level 1 Training coming to Blacksburg

The Eastern Region of the National Cave Rescue Commission will offer its Level 1 Cave Rescue seminar this fall in Blacksburg, VA over 4 consecutive weekends, Oct 14-15, Oct 21-22, Oct 28-29, and Nov. 4-5. Cost to NSS members will be $230 and will include 3 meals on Saturdays and 2 on Sundays. An official announcement and registration form should be available by mid-August. Stay tuned.

The Great VAR Sinkhole Cleanup CANCELLED July 22 due to heat

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.

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.

 

 

Coming Up!

Fall VAR 2017 varLogo

September 21-24 at The Mountain Institue at Spruce Mountain

 

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