Mid-Appalachian Region of
the National Speleological Society
The Mid-Appalachian Region (MAR) of the National Speleological Society (NSS) is a regional organization of the NSS consisting of various grottos and organized caving clubs within the general geographic area, or region, of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and New Jersey.
The MAR, an internal organization of the NSS, is dedicated to the principles of the NSS, to promote fellowship among its members, and to advance the science of speleology.
The Mid-Appalachian Region of the NSS was officially established on October 10, 1953 at Shippensburg State Teachers College, currently known as Shippensburg University, in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.
It sponsors two regional field meets (Spring and Fall), and hosts its annual business meeting in the month of February. The region publishes a newsletter, the "MAR Breakdown", which is published three times a year and occasionally publishes county bulletins on Pennsylvania caves.
|MAR NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS:
2018 FALL MAR
The Nittany Grotto will be hosting the 2018 Fall MAR. The event will be held on the weekend of September 28-30, 2018 at Rupert Cave Preserve located near McVeytown, PA (Mifflin County) in recognition of their grotto's 70th Anniversary. More information regarding this event and registration can be viewed "here".
This event is currently "Tentative" and will be presented at the MAR Business Meeting for consideration/approval.
The August 2018 issue of the MAR Breakdown is now available. Please feel free to take a moment and read up on latest happenings and the recent Kiehl's Cave Cleanup organized by the Pennsylvania Cave Conservancy (PCC).