New Board Officers

At the November 2021 quarterly board meeting of MAKC, Curt Harler of Cleveland Grotto was elected to the board to fill the vacancy created by outgoing chairman Kim Metzgar. After being re-elected to a three-year term, Ryan Maurer was elected chairman and Hope Brooks will fill the shoes of long-time vice chairman Phil Gowaty, who […]

McClure Cave Preserve Sponsors

The total now raised for McClure Cave is $10,446. Total project cost: $18,000. Total to go: $7,554. Bob Addis Cindy Barton Dr. Hazel Barton Andrew, Gabrielle and Amelia Benner Hope Brooks Joe Brown Kerry Clancy-Burns Donna Knoke Cobb Linda and Mike Cullinan June Dawson, Delbert Dawson, Alyssan Dowler Ann Dunlavy in memory of Myron and […]

MAKC Acquiring McClure Cave, Snyder County, Pennsylvania

On Saturday, June 5, 2021, MAKC Treasurer Johnny Motto and member Rick Smith met with the owner of McClure Cave, Dori McKnight, who lives in a house right next to the cave parcel, and they signed an agreement of sale for the MAKC to purchase this Snyder County Cave. The cave is listed at https://caves.org/conservancy/pcc/Files/PA_Long_Caves_2012-12-01.pdf […]

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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 […]