We are excited to announce that we are in the running for the SouthStar Bank’s Community Reinvestment Grant! The winner of the grant is decided on by a vote. Vote for us so we can use the money to keep expanding the Violet Crown Trail!
As an organization working to protect our Central Texas environment, #EarthDay is a holiday that is near and dear to our heart. On Friday, April 22 we are excited to be a part of Give 5% to Mother Earth Day campaign. Austin Give 5 is an annual Earth Day campaign where Austin businesses pledge to donate 5% of …
*The raffle is now closed.* In addition to helping us preserve lands that ensure water quantity and quality for our citizens and helping us build the 30-mile Violet Crown Trail, your donation this Earth Week could win you a sweet Earth Day raffle package! For every $25 you donate to HCC between now and Friday (4/22) …
Join Hill Country Conservancy and Sun Radio as we celebrate Earth Day underneath the oak trees at Guero’s. We’ll have some of the best Americana bands from around Austin coming together for an incredible evening of music, margaritas, and merriment.
A huge milestone for our comprehensive capital campaign – we have hit $10 million! This has been our most ambitious fundraising campaign to date, and we could not be more thankful for those who have gotten us this far.
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.
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. Worse yet, scientists have warned us that frequent droughts may become a permanent part of our lives. Nothing is more important for our lives – and livelihoods – than having clean water to drink.
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.
After a rigorous selection process, Hill Country Conservancy is very pleased to welcome Romey Swanson to the team! Having an extra set of “boots on the ground” is a great step forward for HCC, and will ensure an even greater impact from our land conservation efforts. Click to learn more.
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!