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McClure Cave Preserve Sponsors

Dr. Hazel Barton Kerry Clancy Donna Knoke Cobb Laurence Fausold Tom Griffin and Gretchen Schock Robin and Timothy Grove Abbe Hamilton Linda and Todd Hancock Chris and Gayle Hill Ellen Hofler D. Scott Jones Dwight Kempf Ed LaRock Kim Metzgar Amos Mincin Ron Morrison Nittany Grotto Gretchen Schock Dean H. Snyder Keith Wheeland

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McClure Cave Photos

A few photos from Snyder County’s McClure Cave, whicih the MAKC has an agreement of sale to purchase. This horizontal, gated cave has seen some abuse and had some issues. However, it should be popular for years to come and is a mere 15 minutes from our Penn Aqua Preserve in Mifflin County.  

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Penn Aqua Projects

Volunteers have helped us install a secure and safe driveway, clear brush away from the cave entrance, install a gate to the driveway and are helping us manage the cave. We are all volunteers. Please keep in mind that previously cavers parked along the road and went along a trail to the cave that is […]

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Penn Aqua Management Plan

PENN AQUA CAVE MANAGEMENT PLAN INTRODUCTION The Mid-Atlantic Karst Conservancy (MAKC), a non-profit organization incorporated in the state of Pennsylvania purchased two acres of property containing the entrance to Penn Aqua Cave in Decatur Township, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania in the fall of 2020. HISTORY The entrance to Penn Aqua Cave is a spring mouth at […]

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Help us purchase Penn Aqua Cave!

https://www.karst.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Adobe_Spark_Video.mp4 Support our cave conservation efforts with a donation. Your contribution supports our current cave acquisition fund and property management expenses. We are an all-volunteer organization. There is no “overhead” except for speleothems attached to the cave ceiling.

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Penn Aqua Is Ours!

MAKC member Karen Bange took the photographs of George Bange and Johnny Motto after MAKC took possession of Penn Aqua Cave in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania on Monday, December 14, 2020. Penn Aqua is NOT a beginner cave—wetsuits required—but it is a popular and fun cave for not only central Pennsylvania caves but for cavers throughout […]

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Hall Cave Preserve Sponsors

Hall Cave Spot Sponsors (all cave spots taken) 1 Doug Dean 2. Rock-n-Rescue 3. Walt Hamm 4. The Robertson Association 5. Bob and Bev Danielson 6. Buford Pruitt, Jr. 7. George and Karen Bange 8. The Loyalhanna Grotto 9. Kate Nestor 10. Sam Slee 11. Pennsylvania Cave Conservancy 12. Nancy Finney 13. Chuck Acklin, in […]

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Penn Aqua Preserve Sponsors

These supporters have made the acquisition of this preserve possible. Our fundraising goal is $38,000, which includes the acquisition of two acres of land as well as acquisition expenses. We are striving to keep this list up-to-date as donations come in. Please be patient if your name does not yet appear, especially if you donated […]

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