A non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to the discovery, exploration, and conservation of caves and karst in the midwestern United States.

Cave Restoration

The Kansas City Area Grotto in 2010 began a project to cleanup and survey a large cave in central Missouri that at the time was known as one of the most vandalized caves in the state. We have removed a large amount of graffiti, trash, and broken glass from the cave and have nearly completed the survey. The images below illustrate the immense damage vandals have done to this cave, and the impact our restoration project has made.

Before Cleanup:

After Cleanup: