NSS 75th Anniversary Convention

Ely Speleo-fest...

A celebration of cave conservation.


The opening Saturday of our 2016 convention will feature a public celebration as we unveil a new community mural to the Ely Renaissance Society.

This outreach event will likely include many of the federal agencies with whom the NSS holds working arrangements across the country. Both the Bureau of Land Management and the United States Forest Service have large district offices in Ely, and Great Basin National Park is just a short drive away

Of course, since our 2016 convention coincides with the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, they'll probably join the party as well!

To close out the day, the producers of the IMAX film "Journey Into Amazing Caves" have given us permission to share that film with the residents of Ely. NSS cavers (and stars of the movie) Hazel Barton and Nancy Holler Aulenbach will be on hand to join the festivities.

If you'd like to join our production crew, we could definitely use some extra help! We specifically need help in project management, grant writing and community relations to accomplish this task.

If you're able to help us as a volunteer or as a team leader, send an e-mail to nss75th@caves.org.