HISTORY

1973

John Covert Watson purchases Westcave property (25 acres).

1974

Preserve Manager John Ahrns is hired.

1976

Westcave Preserve Corporation is granted non-profit status.

1980

E. Lee Walker becomes Westcave's board chair and serves through Spring 2007.

1983

LCRA purchases property. Westcave/LCRA partnership forms.

1990

First visitor center is established.

2003

Award-winning Warren Skaaren Environmental Learning Center opens.

2008

45-acre Canyon Rim property acquired.

2009

Launch of Children in Nature Collaborative of Austin (CiNCA) with Westcave serving as facilitator.

2012

Westcave Board of Directors unanimously agree to integrate CiNCA as a core program of Westcave.

2013

Westcave announces its expanded vision and new name: Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center.