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Southwestern Region of the NSS 

Founded in 1962, the Southwestern Region of the NSS is a Region of the National Speleological Society. The Southwestern Region is a non-profit organization to further the discovery, exploration, scientific study, and conservation of caves, and to promote safe techniques of cave exploration. The Southwestern Region spans New Mexico, west Texas, and eastern Arizona. These boundaries overlap boundaries recognized by the Texas Speleological Association and the Arizona Regional Association.

Spring Regional Meeting

date TBD
Carlsbad Caverns broken formation inventory volunteer project

SWR Membership and Donations Information

Regular membership is ten dollars per year, and includes six issues of the Southwestern Cavers newsletter. Additional family members (living at the same address) are an additional one dollar each, but do not receive the newsletter. The individual members (regular or family) present at a Regional meeting are the voting members of the Region; member grottos have no voting franchise. Subscriptions are available without membership for nine dollars per year.
Make your check or money order payable to "Southwestern Region of the NSS". Please include name(s), mailing address, phone number, email address(es), primary grotto affiliation, NSS number(s) (if applicable), and type of membership (regular or family) for each person and mail to the SWR Treasurer:
Southwestern Region of the NSS
c/o Kate Bach, Treasurer
PO Box 65622
Albuquerque, NM 87193
swregiontres@gmail.com
Please send any changes of information to this address as well.

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The Southwestern Region is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. Your contributions are tax-deductible and will further the goals of the SWR.

Patty Daw Memorial Grant

The Southwestern Region of the NSS Patty Daw Memorial Grant program provides small grants to individuals / organizations for cave/karst scientific research and/or cave conservation purposes. The deadline for applying for a grant is September 30th. An SWR member can download the Patty Daw Memorial Grant Individual Form to request a grant for a worthwhile cave or karst-related project. Organizations or individuals can apply for a grant using the Patty Daw Memorial Grant Organization Form .Completed applications / request forms should be mailed to the SWR Treasurer at the address above.