Russell Cave Watershed (Orme Mountain Road) cleanup details:
The watershed along Orme Mnt Road goes directly into Russel Cave. The town of Orme receives their water supply from this watershed. In 2006 and 2007 Sewanee Mountain Grotto organized massive cleanup efforts and had signs posted stating the beginning of Russell Cave Watershed.
How much was cleaned up?
20 tons of trash
29 gas tanks
3 rusty stain cans
SMG continues to conduct ridge walks to discover new caves as well as survey existing and new caves
in the TAG area.
Survey projects are open to all grotto members and hands on training is provided. At the heart of our survey projects are the Psycho Survey Bitches and Our Entourage of Manly Men.
The Psycho Survey Bitches won a silver medal in the survey competition at the 2009 International Congress of Speleology !!