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The Richmond Area Speleological Society is a caving grotto based in Richmond, Virginia, though we draw our membership from all over Central Virginia. Come join us to talk about upcoming events, recent trips and trip reports, and other caving stuff. We meet on the first Thursday of every month at the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries' office located at 7870 Villa Park Dr, Richmond, VA 23228, from 7:00 PM to approximately 9:00 PM.

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New News: It is a new year and the gate combination has been changed. Please contact a board member for the new combination if you meet the voting member requirement.

> The Richmond Area Speleological Society, RASS, supports cave conservation and education about caves and cave resources through awarding grants. We continue to seek worthwhile causes to support. If you have a project which furthers the goals of cave conservation and karst education, please email us at

> If your Grotto or Region is looking for new caves to explore in the Virginia area, RASS can offer your group a place to camp in Bath County, VA. There are more than 100 caves within an hour drive. We support cave conservation and education. Email our President, Jason Hart at for additional information.

Interested in a Novice Cave Trip? Contact our President, Jason Hart at

Last Webpage Update: 3/26/2019

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RASS: Dedicated to cave conservation, education about caves and caving resources, and the safe exploration of caves.

RASS is a grotto (chapter) of the National Speleological Society. The NSS is the national association for cavers in the US and abroad.

Click here to learn more about the National Speleological Society and the many opportunities to become involved in caving.

To contact a RASS Officer for more information about our organization, click here.
If you are interested in joining RASS, please click here.
You will find the membership application at the bottom of the page.

The RASS By-laws are now available online. You can click here for the document in Word .DOCX format, or here for the document in Adobe .PDF format.

RASS Field Station phone number: 540-996-4188

Note: All new RASS members AND all renewing RASS members need to complete a membership form. Whatever method chosen to pay membership dues, including PayPal, a membership form needs to be completed yearly and sent to the Membership Chair, Margot Geisler ( To open the membership form click here.

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