Austin’s new Violet Crown Trail opens to the public

Central Texans have a new place to hike after 17 years in the making. The Violet Crown Trail has been in the works since 1998 and officials are opening the first six-mile segment of the trail to the public on Friday.

Violet Crown Trail – A Trail to Connect Them All

Austin, Texas, isn’t without trails. In fact, this notoriously outdoorsy, hip town in the center of the state has quite a few of them. But currently, many of them are overcrowded and deteriorating.

New Trail Signs on Violet Crown Trail

Beginning 3/31, the Texas Conservation Corp will begin installing new mile marker and wayfinding sign posts on the main trail of the Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail / Violet Crown Trail system. The sign design, manufacturing and installation is being coordinated by Hill Country Conservancy as part of the implementation of phase I of the Violet Crown Trail Master Plan.

New trail signs on Barton Creek Greenbelt

Beginning Tuesday, the Texas Conservation Corp will be installing new mile marker and way-finding sign posts on the main trail of the Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail system. The sign design, manufacturing and installation coordination is a donation from the Hill Country Conservancy.

Best Environmentalist: George Cofer

It’s easy to talk green. Longtime Hill Country Conservancy Executive Director George Cofer really makes things happen. From helping landowners preserve their property in its natural state to working with the city on comprehensive transport solutions, Cofer has a way of bringing everyone together in the green places we all love.

Cofer, corporate elite preserve Austin hills

One of Austin’s greatest assets is its green Hill Country with creeks and spring-fed swimming holes tucked between them, and one of the most influential protectors of that asset is a relatively quiet eight-person nonprofit called the Hill Country Conservancy. Its mission is simple: to preserve pristine land — especially around Southwest Austin and over the Edwards Aquifer.