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May 17-19, 2024

McClure, PA
Hosted by Bald Eagle Grotto (BEG)



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.   Official MAR Logo

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.


2024 FALL MAR     At this time, there are no grottoes that have come forward willing to host this years Fall MAR field event. The MAR continues to look for grottos within the region to host future MAR field events. Without a host, there can be no fieldmeet. If interested please contact any of the officers on the MAR Board and/or present your intentions at the MAR Business Meeting in February for future events.

MAR BREAKDOWN     The April 2024 issue of the MAR Breakdown is available. Please feel free to take a moment and read this issue and read up on the latest happenings.

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