Cave formations are delicate and easily destroyed. This is why cavers are so concerned about the welfare of caves and often secretive about their locations.  Not only are the formations beautiful and delicate, but the cave life -- bats, fish, salamanders -- also live a fragile existence.  Cavers respect the formations and the animals in caves.

Education is an important cornerstone of The Cleveland Grotto's activities.  In addition to our library of cave-related materials; our newsletters, meetings, and outings are an important way for us to share information on caving, cave safety, and other relevant topics.  A contingent of Grotto members also focuses on the world of vertical caving using ropes and harnesses.
Grotto members are also active in the community with educational programs on the principles of caving, cave conservation, and cave safety, with such organizations as the Natural History Museum, The Great Lakes Science Center, and youth groups.

What you should know

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