HCC has officially announced that it has expanded its focus area to include six counties within the greater Texas Hill Country region. The newly expanded area includes Travis, Hays, Llano, Blanco, Burnet and San Saba counties, an area selected in order to ensure an even greater conservation impact in future years.
George contributes to Austin’s Net-Zero goal in several ways, including being a bike commuter. George no longer owns a car and uses his bike as his primary source of transportation. [Sustainable Austin] spoke with George on how he did it, what his toughest challenges have been, and what advice he has for others.
Within the last five years, 88% of Texas experienced an exceptional drought. The drought of 2010-2015 was the second worst in the history of our state, and although we received relief in the spring, we are learning that we can’t rely on regular rainfall.
As the population of Austin grows, open space and access to it via additional trails are vital to the health of our community. Join Hill Country Conservancy to help us preserve lands that ensure water quantity and quality for our citizens and to help us build the 30-mile Violet Crown Trail!
Thank you so much to the 100 people who donated to our campaign this #GivingTuesday! Between 100 general donations and Violet Crown Trail memberships – as well as a $15,000 challenge match from DPR Construction – we were able to raise $54,195.
The next 7 miles of trail are being constructed in 2016 and we need all the help we can get to #finishthetrail! Members play an important role in supporting the message and they receive special gifts for joining. Become a member today – and SPREAD THE WORD!
Get your tickets now for a special outdoor screening of the family classic ‘The Princess Bride’ at the beautiful Nalle Bunny Run Preserve. We have planned a magical evening with a Tex-Mex dinner by Maudie’s and beer from ABGB.
After just a day and a half, the voting for REI’s Trails Campaign has ended, and the Violet Crown Trail has placed third in the nation with 14,843 votes, granting the trail nearly $75,000!