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HCC welcomes Adrienne Longenecker to the team

Hill Country Conservancy (HCC) announced today it has hired a new chief operating officer and director of development. Adrienne Longenecker, CFRE, will step into the role beginning September 1, 2017. She has served as director of development and marketing for Thinkery since 2014.

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New Permanent Conservation Property: Lazy Bend Ranch

Since then, they have invested heavily in improving the land through selective habitat management and overseeding with native grasses and wildflowers. Today, thanks to more than two decades of stewardship by the landowners, it boasts a wide variety of native wildlife including imperiled birds such as Painted Bunting, Lark Sparrow, Rufous-crowned Sparrow, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, and Northern Bobwhite. The land also …

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Fulfilling Our Promise to Future Generations

Many people know that the Hill Country Conservancy protects water, wildlife and working lands in partnership with private landowners, frequently using conservation easements. However, we are frequently asked what happens after a conservation easement is in place. Do we simply walk away, knowing that our job is done and the land will forever remain intact and healthy? Or, is there more that needs to be done to ensure that the land is truly conserved, forever?

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HCC announces permanent conservation of the 4th phase of the historic Storm Ranch!

Since 1949, after acquiring their ranch in Hays County parcel by parcel, the Storm family has been committed to good stewardship of Hill Country land. In July 2005, Hill Country Conservancy (HCC) announced the closing of Phase I of an unprecedented land preservation agreement with the Storm Ranch that would preserve this historic land and symbol of Texas’ rural heritage …

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Dripping Springs Vodka donates through Wildlife Series

        We are thrilled to be a part of Dripping Springs Vodka and Gin‘s Wildlife Series! Look for the Mockingbird label with an HCC sticker this Labor Day. “The ‘Mockingbird’ Series, by artist Jennifer Hacker of Houston, is featured on 10,000 limited edition 750ml wildlife series bottles…A portion of The Mockingbird Series bottles will also include a …

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Introducing the Brand Ambassador Program & our first partner!

        HCC is thrilled to announce a new Brand Ambassador program and our first partner, Preserve Auto Spa. Hill Country Conservancy is working to strategically build, support, and activate an alliance of businesses that are financially committed to our core mission, want to distinguish themselves as community minded organizations, and increase the value of their brand through …

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HCC chosen as Impact Austin finalist

        We are beyond thrilled to announce that we have been chosen as a finalist for this year’s Impact Austin Community Partners grant in the Environment category! Each year Impact Austin chooses worthy local causes within four focus areas, culture, education environment, and family, to award high-impact grants. Proposals are submitted in the fall, evaluated by Impact …

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HCC Wins Round Rock Community Reinvestment Grant

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!

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Give 5% to Mother Earth Day

    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 …

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Donate to win!

        *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) …