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.
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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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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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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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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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Recent News

Donations pour in at TCMA FUNdraiser

Drew Thompson and Lindsey Adamoski are excited to get a $1,000 check donated during the TCMA FUNdraiser at Buffalo Billiards on Sixth Street in Austin, September 30, 2017. More than $4,000 was raised to save Texas caves during the benefit

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TCR Members Meeting

There will be a members meeting during TCR, SATURDAY OCTOBER 14th @ 9am. The plan is to meet on the big patio on the left side of the main building. I will be sending out an agenda before the meeting,

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Harvey Relief Donations

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

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TCMA FUNdraiser at Buffalo Billards

  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

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7 hours ago

Robert Bisset

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Not bad, good for a full day of caving with minimal sweating. Not as cold a Punkin.

Joe Mitchell might know.

It's hot I that cave. I'd say 70

Probably a bit higher than 70, but if you want Joe to respond, try e-mailing him.

Phooey think I left a few bolsas with cooking stuff like a large skillet and pot where TCMA breakfast was served at TCR ... See MoreSee Less

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Finders keepers!

Auction items for Spring Convention!

Did they look like these?

dibs!

Nothing down there when we left

I saw something like that on some rocks across the road. Like the picture Rob posted!! Were those it, Denise?

Those are them, Rob!

Yay! I was in a daze and set them down and left em. I'll get em at some point, thanks Rob!

Found, yay!

I don't know what you are talking about. I have never seen those items in my life. :>)

Got 'em, Rob. Thanks!

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1 week ago

Chris Vreeland
The TCR shirts are printed! I need someone to transport them to the site, because I won’t be out until mid-day Saturday. I live at 32nd & Kerbey ln. in Austin 512-289-3510Here’s a crappy phone pic:

The TCR shirts are printed! I need someone to transport them to the site, because I won’t be out until mid-day Saturday. I live at 32nd & Kerbey ln. in Austin 512-289-3510

Here’s a crappy phone pic:
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Great design!

Any volunteers yet, Chris? I could pick them up from your house tomorrow. I'm heading to TCR Thursday.

Me lo perderé otra vez 🙁

If you have any left I would like to buy....

So how did sales go?

We actually had quite a few left over. 30+ all sizes but the small ones. People loved them- I think we just didn't have the amount of people at TCR this year like we had hoped.

Oh, I believe we may have sold out of the mediums as well. Possibly one left.

Great shirt. People really liked it.

You just never know. Sold out last year Saturday afternoon, so I did about 12 more this year, just in case. People will buy them at other events & next year, too. I never had trouble ditching my leftovers (mostly from the rain-outs) at the next year’s event.

We have a few double X last I looked Don.

Double x..xxl? How do these guys even cave?

If there is an M left I'll take it.

Pam save me a medium tank top

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2 weeks ago

Linda Palit

Marvelous TCMA FUNdraiser last Saturday night at Buffalo Billiards in downtown Austin. Thanks to all who attended and all who made it possible.

About 100 people attended! Thanks to everyone and thanks to all raffle ticket purchasers, who did not have to be present to win.

More than $4000 was raised to preserve Texas caves and purchase more cave.

Raffle winners were:
TCMA Lifetime Membership - Evan Strickland
Disneyland Tickets - Sean Hoyle
Fiesta Texas Package -Joe Mitchell
Date Night Package - Pam Campbell
Outdoor Package - Ann Scott
Family Night Package - Andrea Croskrey
Bat Lover’s Package - Joe Ranzau
Cave Lover's Package - Michael Gibbons

Additional thanks to companies and individuals who helped make this possible, including

Buffalo Billiards for the great venue,
Drew Thompson for manning the mike,
Gary Franklin Band for rockin' music
Lindsey Adamoski leading the organizing
Alamo Draft House
Astros
BCI/Bracken Bat Cave
Cave Skinz
Chipotle
Chuy's
Disneyland
Fiesta Texas
REI
Round Rock Express
Tito Vodka
Whole Earth
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Additional sponsors include Carl Kunath, Bennett Lee, Flamingo Automotive, and Trader Joe's!

Hello everyone! The Robber Baron Open House will be on November 11th, and I wanted to reach out to our volunteer base. If you are interested in volunteering (and haven't already contacted me) please send me an e-mail at evelynn@satx.rr.com and let me know, 1. If you have a preferred job (In cave, gear table, check in, etc.) 2. Your availability for the day (morning, afternoon, all day). The morning shift usually starts by 7:30 and goes until noon. The afternoon shift starts at 11:30 and goes until we are cleaned up. Once I get everyone's interests, I'll assign jobs and positions around the end of this month.

There is also a substantial rumor that an after party will be held at the home of Robert Bisset and Eileen Missy Egan, so keep that in mind too. More details to come.
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Rumor mill is correct! Let us know if someone needs to spend the night.

2 weeks ago

Gregg Williams

Reminder:

There will be a members meeting during TCR, SATURDAY OCTOBER 14th @ 9am. The plan is to meet on the big patio on the left side of the main building. I will be sending out an agenda before the meeting, if you want a copy please print it out yourself or save it to your favorite device. I am trying to avoid printing out a large stack that will just end up in the trash. If there is a topic you would like on this agenda please let me know.

Gregg Williams

president@tcmacaves.org
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You can support the TCMA while you shop on Amazon. It's easy and free!

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.