Even though the rains in Houston have taken a break, there is still a long way to go to dig out of the mess Harvey has made of the Texas coast. Let’s all come together as the family of cavers we are and lend a helping hand to the folks who are in need right now. Please take a few minutes reach deep and give what you can. Remember, you can earmark those donations to a specific caver family if you already have someone in mind to help out. If you can’t give money, consider giving your time. Rockport, Port Aransas, Houston, and many other communities are in shambles. I’ve rarely seen a group of folks work harder than cavers to reach a goal. Getting these communities back on their feet is a lofty one but it’s doable with us all working together. Gregg
Texas Cave Management Association will be hosting a FUNdraising dinner at Buffalo Billiards on 6th Street in Austin on September 30, 2017 at 7pm. There will dinner, pinball, shuffleboard, pool, music, and lots of great people. Our current sponsors include Disney World, Chipotle, Alamo Drafthouse, The Round Rock Express, Chuy’s, and more! Mark your calendars for September 30th and come support Texas cave conservation. Tell your friends! Everyone is invited! We’ll have online ticketing and online raffle tickets available soon.
The next Robber Baron Open House is scheduled for Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 9am to 3pm. This special event only occurs once every 18 months, so don’t miss this rare opportunity! The Open House is open to the public. It is free, although we do appreciate donations to help maintain the preserve. We will also have the famous Robber Baron Cave Map t-shirts for sale, and we will have a photographer to take your group photos in the cave with printed photos available on surface when you exit. Note that this is a “wild cave”. There are no sidewalks or handrails, and you might get a little muddy. We recommend you wear jeans, an old t-shirt, and sneakers or boots. This year there are three options for touring the cave: Just show up as usual and take a self guided tour through the cave on a first-come basis as space is available. Sign up in advance for the self-guided tour for specific times and skip the lines. Take a small group guided tour to off-trail locations not visited by the self-guided tour – space is limited and must be reserved in advance. You must be in good physical condition