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Capital Campaign hits $10 million

Capital Campaign hits $10 million

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.

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Hill Country Conservancy expanding into six-county area

Hill Country Conservancy expanding into six-county area

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.

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Conservation more important than ever

Conservation more important than ever

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.

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HCC Seeking Conservation Project Manager

HCC Seeking Conservation Project Manager

HCC is seeking a Conservation Project Manager to assist the Director of Land Conservation with acquisition and stewardship of conservation easements. Full job description here.

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We did it!

We did it!

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!

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Press Release: AUSTIN’S NEWEST HIKE AND BIKE TRAIL OPENS FIRST SEGMENT  WITH RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY AUGUST 14

Press Release: AUSTIN’S NEWEST HIKE AND BIKE TRAIL OPENS FIRST SEGMENT WITH RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY AUGUST 14

  After more than 15 years of strategic land acquisition and planning, the first six miles of the Violet Crown Trail will open to the public Friday, August 14, 2015. This momentous occasion is being recognized with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:00am at the initial Violet Crown Trailhead at Highway 290 featuring speeches from […]

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The VCT Opens with BIG NEWS!

The VCT Opens with BIG NEWS!

The Violet Crown Trail has been chosen to participate in REI’s “Every Trail Connects” campaign! During the campaign, REI will donate $500,000 to trails nationwide, but online voters decide how that money is spent. Vote for REI to fund the VCT!

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Land Conservation a Critical Tool in Limiting Flood Risk

Land Conservation a Critical Tool in Limiting Flood Risk

Much of Central Texas is taking pause after the devastating storms and flooding that hit Central Texas over Memorial Day weekend and during Tropical Storm Bill. Sadly, there are many that suffered severe property damage, and worse yet, lost loved ones to the floods.

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