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Welcome to RASS!

The Richmond Area Speleological Society is a caving grotto based in Richmond, Virginia, though we draw our membership from all over Central Virginia. Come join us to talk about upcoming events, recent trips and trip reports, and other caving stuff. We meet on the first Thursday of every month at the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries' office located at 7870 Villa Park Dr, Richmond, VA 23228, from 7:00 PM to approximately 9:00 PM.

News and Announcements!

Don't forget the Annual RASS Picnic, June 2nd at Three Lakes Park ! ! !

The 1st Quarter 2016 RASS Record has been posted on the Trip Reports page. This summary highlights the activities of the RASS Board and other noteworthy happenings in RASS. Be sure to thank Ted Kayes for compiling this informative document.

The September RASS Meeting has been moved to the 2nd Thursday of the month. All other monthly meetings will take place the 1st Thursday of the month.

Anyone interested in a Novice Cave Trip should contact our President, Jason Hart at

Last Webpage Update: 5/17/2016

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RASS Calendar of Events

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RASS: Dedicated to cave conservation, education about caves and caving resources, and the safe exploration of caves.

RASS is a chapter (grotto) of the National Speleological Society. The NSS is the national association for cavers in the US and abroad.

Click here to learn more about the National Speleological Society and the many opportunities to become involved in caving.

To contact a RASS Officer for more information about our organization, click here.
If you are interested in joining RASS, please click here.
You will find the membership application at the bottom of the page.

The RASS By-laws are now available online. You can click here for the document in Word .DOCX format, or here for the document in Adobe .PDF format.

RASS Field Station phone number: 540-996-4188

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