“Local” Projects

Cave survey in a cave

Each year Southern Arizona Grotto members organize caving projects that include environmental clean-up, cave restoration, and cave survey.  Current projects include:

Cave cleanup

Our conservation chair leads trips on the first Sunday of very month.  Due to the muddy nature of this cave and not having any pathways defined some pristine white formations have gotten trod destroying the natural beauty.  We are packing water into the cave to spray and gently brush the mud off while establishing walking routes to ensure this beautiful resource remains that way for the enjoyment of generations to come.  Please come to a meeting if you’re interested in participating.

Cave Survey

The A Cave survey project was a multi-year project to survey(map) one of southern Arizona’s prettiest caves.  This survey completed in 2016 and the publication of the A Cave Monograph was revealed in December 2016.  Head to the Underground Conservancy if you’re interested in the monograph.