Arboretum Cave At Penn State

On Saturday, August 28, 2021, MAKC went to Penn State. Ann Dunlavy, who owns Lincoln Caverns and Whisper Rocks, was having a cave day and members of Nittany Grotto, the Lincoln Staff, and some other groups were on hand for a hot day. The Nittany Grotto had brought a squeezebox, a great idea. Our site […]

Recent Library Additions

We’ve had several recent additions to our library, including some additional convention mugs from the estate of Larry Southam (via Bert Ashbrook and Chris Hill), some books from Jeff Jahn, and a large donation of collectibles from Judi Stack. Kim Metzgar, her mom, Marian Opatka, and Tyler Reed, traveled to Harrisburg this spring to pick […]

Penn Aqua Kiosk Complete

MAKC member George Bange’s second favorite cave—aside from his own, Rupert—is Penn Aqua. Not far from where he lives and about a half hour’s drive from Rupert, this Mifflin County Cave was acquired by MAKC in November of 2021. George, who is the preserve manager, began building the kiosk, well before the artwork was completed. […]

MAKC Cave Library

Recent Library Additions

We’ve had several recent additions to our library, including some additional convention mugs from the estate of Larry Southam (via Bert Ashbrook and Chris Hill), some books from Jeff Jahn, and a large donation of collectibles from Judi Stack. Kim Metzgar, her mom, Marian Opatka, and Tyler Reed, traveled to Harrisburg this spring to pick […]

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Pennsylvania Recreational Use Statute

LAND FOR RECREATION – LIABILITY FOR LANDOWNERS TO RECREATIONAL USERS Act of Oct. 24, 2018, P.L. 671, No. 98 Cl. 68 Session of 2018 No. 2018-98 HB 544 AN ACT Amending the act of February 2, 1966 (1965 P.L.1860, No.586), entitled “An act encouraging landowners to make land and water areas available to the public […]

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Landowner Liability Act

No. 586, HB 1005, signed into law Feb. 2, 1966 Encouraging landowners to make land and water areas available to the public for recreational purposes by limiting liability in connection therewith, and repealing certain acts. The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania hereby enacts as follows: Section 1. The purpose of this act is […]

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Pennsylvania Cave Law

o 1990-133, SB 867, Signed into law Nov. 21, 1990 Prohibiting certain conduct with respect to caves; and imposing penalties. Section 1. Short title. This act shall be cited as the Cave Protection Act. Section 2. Legislative findings and policy. The General Assembly finds that caves are unusual geologic phenomena and that the minerals deposited […]

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Federal Cave Protection Act

Cave Laws: The Federal Cave Protection Act of 1988 Federal Cave Resources Protection Act Reprinted (with corrections) from the NSS News, December 1988, pp 460-461. SEC 1. SHORT TITLE. Sec. 2. FINDINGS, PURPOSES, AND POLICY. Sec. 3. DEFINITIONS. Sec. 4. MANAGEMENT ACTIONS. Sec. 5. CONFIDENTIALITY OF INFORMATION CONCERNING NATURE AND LOCATION OF SIGNIFICANT CAVES. Sec. 6. […]

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West Virginia Cave Protection Law

Chapter 20. Natural Resources. ARTICLE 7A. CAVE PROTECTION. §20-7A-1. Definitions. Unless the context in which used clearly requires a different meaning, as used in this article: (a) “Cave” means any naturally occurring subterranean cavity. The word “cave” includes or is synonymous with cavern, pit, pothole, well, sinkhole and grotto. (b) “Commercial cave” means any cave […]