Caving News and Information

MVG's 2011 COG Motion

After much discussion and debate, the Meramec Valley Grotto has presented a motion to the 2011 Congress of Grottos.  The motion, which is attached, proposes that the Congress of Grottos disolve itself.

Forest Service makes unwise decision regarding their caves

The Mark Twain National Forest, which is situated in the Ozarks of Missouri, announced that all their caves would be closed until 2016. This unwise and overkill of a decision was in response to the White Nose Syndrome threat (WNS). Although a couple of bats have been found to have the fungus that causes WNS, there are ZERO cases of WNS in Missouri.