It's that time again!
24nd Annual Grand Caverns
Easter Restoration Camp
March 26, 2016
Hop on down to the annual GRAND CAVERNS EASTER RESTORATION CAMP on March 25-27, 2016 (Friday-Sunday).
If you enjoy cave conservation and the camaraderie of fellow cavers, join us for another day of "giving back to the cave" at beautiful Grand Caverns.
In addition to the usual algae abatement, we have a bit of a twist of hauling gravel. We will be using picks and mattocks to chip away at the compacted gravel along the show cave trail. Some is 4 to 6 inches deep of hard stone. After chipping it out, we will rake it around or haul it to other spots in the cave that need it. Please bring tools if you have them.
We will also replace halogen lights with LEDs, if they arrive in time. We will work on clearing out the area between Dogwood Avenue and the river, taking out vines and brush and chipping dead wood in the chipper that will be there. Loppers and chain saws (for use by experienced people only) will be onsite.
We will meet at the main pavilion at the parking lot around 8:30 and be ready to work at 9 a.m. on Saturday.
Bring clean (deconned even!) cave clothes and gear and any tools you think might be useful.
From I-81, take Exit 235 to SR 256, [turn left if traveling South on I-81, and right if traveling North on I-81, toward Grottoes]. Travel East on SR 256 for 7 miles to Grottoes. At the intersection of Dogwood Avenue (Rt. 825), turn South [Right] on Dogwood. Travel South on Dogwood Ave. for 1,000 ft. Turn Right into the Entrance of Grand Caverns [Grand Caverns Drive].
If arriving Friday night to camp, turn right immediately after passing the entrance gate to the big pavilion with the big fireplace.
If arriving Saturday morning, continue straight until you get to the parking lot for tours. Meet at the pavilion by 9 a.m.!
Caverns Toll-Free Phone Number: (888) 430-2283.
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