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:
The January 2019 issue of the MAR Breakdown is now available. Please feel free to take a moment and read up on the latest happenings.
2019 SPRING MAR
The Bald Eagle Grotto will be hosting the 2019 Spring MAR. The event will be held on the weekend of May 3-5, 2019 at the Woodward Cave and Campground located in Woodward, PA (Centre County) in recognition of their 35th Anniversary. More information regarding this event and registration can be viewed "here".
2019 FALL MAR
The York Grotto will be hosting the 2019 Fall MAR. The event will be held on the weekend of September 20-21, 2019 in Shippensburg, PA (Cumberland/Franklin Counties) in recognition of York Grotto's 60th Anniversary. More information regarding this event and registration, when available, can be viewed "here".
LOST & FOUND
A few items were left over from the MAR Business Meeting on February 23rd at the church. A checkered scarf, an atlas (All Outdoors Atlas and Field Guide -Eastern Pennsylvania), and a fork was found (click on the photo and check it out). If any of these are yours, please contact the webmaster and I will get you in touch with the person that is holding on to them to claim them.
This event is currently "Tentative" and will be presented at the MAR Business Meeting for consideration/approval.