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Volunteers help remove cave graffiti

Postby Wayne Harrison » Jun 30, 2006 8:03 am

Site is among best-known caves in Indiana's Monroe County.

Hoosier Times

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Buckner Cave, west of Bloomington, one of the better-known caves in Monroe County, is being restored thanks to the volunteer efforts of cavers from across Indiana.

During April, May and June, people gathered to haul equipment through narrow cave entrances and into chambers covered with graffiti.

"It's getting progressively better," said Patti Cummings, local caver and president of the Bloomington Indiana Grotto.

She said people from as far north as Lake County, from southern Indiana and cavers who have visited Buckner through the years have come together to try and restore the cave to a more pristine state.

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