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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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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Your donations help acquire and protect valuable karst resources, including aquifers and endangered species. Your donations are tax‑deductible.
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Recent News

Rocking downtown Austin for TCMA FUNdraiser

Cavers and hard rock came together in September for the TCMA FUNdraiser in downtown Austin. With 100+ cavers coming to Buffalo Billiards to contribute and support cave conservation, many hit the dance floor as the Gary Franklin Band rocked the

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Raffles and prizes galore at TCMA FUNdraiser

Janet Fitzsimmons is proud of her raffle prizes, including the regifted "Texas Cavers" movie classic, during the TCMA FUNdraiser on September 30 at Buffalo Billiards on Sixth Street in Austin. Dozens of prizes were given away along with the big

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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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I believe we could use a few extra queen sized sheets/covers for the futons if anyone has some to donate ... See MoreSee Less

 

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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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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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1 week 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

3 weeks ago

Denise Prendergast

Looking for help with cooking and clean up for the NCRC class at DnP the weekend of Dec 8th. Should have shopping and the menu covered but could use help at the site. ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Bennett Lee

Just a reminder to everyone this holiday season that you can support the TCMA while you shop on Amazon. It's easy and free!

Just click the Amazon link on the top right of the TCMA website, 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 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.
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Thanks for the information, and thanks Amazon for supporting out Texas Caves.

I wish I had known that I ordered 400 dollars worth on Amazon yesterday

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.