2017 Elections
TCMA Board of Directors elections start November 10, 2017 and close on November 30, 2017.

The elected directors join the TCMA Board of Directors in 2018. Find out about the candidates who want to represent you here.
Candidates
Protecting Texas caves since 1986
Texas Cave Management Association (TCMA) is a nonprofit conservancy dedicated to the preservation of caves and karst resources in Texas. TCMA is the most recognized and respected cave and karst conservancy in Texas.
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Volunteer Driven
We are run entirely by hard-working volunteers just like you! Volunteers lead educational trips, participate in work projects, manage properties, survey and map caves, and more!

Join our community and make new friends while you help protect valuable natural resources.
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Cave and Nature Preserves
We own and manage cave and nature preserves across Texas, from the Texas Hill Country to the heart of major cities, such as Whirlpool Cave in Austin and Robber Baron Cave in San Antonio.
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Educational Opportunities
We work closely with schools, youth organizations, nature groups, and more to teach people about these delicate karst environments. If you are interested in hands-on classes for your organization, or interested in helping teach others about caves, contact us.
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We are run entirely by hard-working volunteers just like you! Volunteers lead educational trips, participate in work projects, manage properties, survey and map caves, and more!
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Your donations help acquire and protect valuable karst resources, including aquifers and endangered species. Your donations are tax‑deductible.
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We are a tight-knit community of cavers, scientists, nature enthusiasts, and institutions who share an interest in caves. Join our family today.
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The conservation work done by the TCMA is only possible with the support of people like you. Please consider volunteering your time, making a donation, or becoming a member.

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Recent News

TCMA BOD elections Results

With elections coming to a close last night for the TCMA Board of Directors I would like to congratulate the winners. Linda Palit, Greg Mosier, Juliana Rincón, Ken Demarest, and Andy Edwards are the latest additions to the Board of

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TCMA elections are live and WORKING

I just voted and everything seems to be working well. Please check your inbox now for your ballot.  If you know you are a paid member and haven’t received your ballot please let me know. Gregg

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Some technical difficulties

I suspect there still may be some problems with the election. I will address them after the Robber Baron open house today and hopefully have everything fixed soon. If you have problems voting please sit tight for a little bit

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2018 Board of Directors Election

The elections for the 2018 Board of Directors will be taking place starting at midnight tonight. Check your email for your chance to weigh in. Since they were delayed a little by some technical difficulties voting will be available until

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Tours at the Robber Baron Open House

The Robber Baron Open House is Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and we hope you can attend! Even though advance reservations are now full, they are NOT required to take the regular self-guided tour to

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Recent Posts

2 hours ago

Don Arburn

Currently there is no water at D&P. One of my plumbing joints wasn’t up to par and opened last weekend and let most of the water out of the tank. Ellie, Gregg, Joe, Geary. Repairs have been completed, tests not so much.

Thanks to the efforts of Matthew & Saj Zappitello in trying to save it!
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Comment on Facebook

Cavers are often pretty darned handy! Good people to know 🙂

2 hours ago

Don Arburn

Bennett, didn’t you say you left a new calendar here at D&P? I think someone took it.

Aside, one of the other nude calendars from 2008 was found between mattresses....
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Yep. Left it on the wall behind the dining table. Somebody owes the TCMA $20.

Did you mean to say, one of our vintage native cave goddess calendars? Lucky find indeed!

I think I even had a Post-It note on it with details how to contact me to buy one.

4 days ago

Joe Ranzau

Greetings Cavers -

Please join me in congratulating, Linda Palit, Juliana Rincón, Ken Demarest, Greg Mosier, and Andy Edwards as they are our your new Texas Cave Management Association Board members! They will begin three year terms starting January 1st, 2018.

The TCMA exists because of our dedicated volunteers to preserve our cave and karst resources, to support scientific research and all for mindful recreation opportunities. Much activity goes on behind the scenes to make our organization function and we always have opportunities to help.

Many thanks to all who stepped up to run and congratulations to our newest Board members!

Regards,

Joe
TCMA Treasurer
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Thank you for your service.

Congratulations to all the new board members!!!

Woohoo! Congratulations everyone!

Wow! Congratulations.

Awesome. Congratulations to all New Board members. And thank you for "making Texas caves great again " !

I love that most are new names and that the one that isnt. Brings vast historical knowledge back with her

Congrats.

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2 weeks ago

Denise Prendergast

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Does that mean singles or doubles? I might have things.

They are doubles

I will be sleeping on one with a sleeping bag this weekend. 🙂

Time to wash the covers! So need a back up set if there's not one already. 2 full sized futons I believe

They are all queen size

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2 weeks ago

Denise Prendergast

Amy Cantrell Morton will be helping me with most meals this weekend at the NCRC training at DnP, but I need help for Sat breakfast if there are any willing early risers ... See MoreSee Less

 

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How early? I’ll be there. I usually wake up at six. Happy to help.

Six is about right. Awesome, thanks!

Me too.

Yay!

Cooks get to eat first! Pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, fruit, yogurt...

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2 weeks ago

Santiago Cogburn
GHG getting their rocks off!!! :))) Completing our part of the back porch service project at Deep & Punkin’, and leaving some extra rock for the next group:))) Great place! Great trip! — with Peter Druschke.

GHG getting their rocks off!!! :))) Completing our part of the back porch service project at Deep & Punkin’, and leaving some extra rock for the next group:))) Great place! Great trip! — with Peter Druschke. ... See MoreSee Less

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Just click any of our Amazon Affiliate links on our site, then select and buy your products on Amazon, and Amazon will contribute 6% or more of your purchase to the TCMA. It doesn't cost you anything extra and is a huge benefit to the TCMA.

You can also support the TCMA through AmazonSmile. Just select "Texas Cave Management Association" as your charity, shop at smile.amazon.com, and Amazon will donate 0.5% to the TCMA. However, our Amazon Affiliate link contributes over 10x as much to the TCMA, so if you can use the link instead, please do!

Regardless of which method you choose, we thank you for supporting the TCMA.