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Deer Park Trailhead officially opened on National Trails Day

Because of you – our supporters, partner organizations, volunteers, and the Deer Park Neighborhood Association – the Deer Park Trailhead of the Violet Crown Trail (VCT) is now open! Meanwhile our National Trails Day volunteers braved the heat to plant a new butterfly garden and remove invasive species along the route. Hanna Holt made the world a more colorful place …

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Nature Day on Lake Austin

Spend the day in nature at Hill Country Conservancy’s Nalle Bunny Run Wildlife Preserve. This “choose-your-own-adventure” style event features two nature hikes, canoeing and swimming in Lake Austin, yard games, a BYO picnic, and more. Beer, water, and snacks will be provided.

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National Trails Day Celebration at the Violet Crown Trail

Join HCC and our partners on National Trails Day to celebrate the opening of the newest section of the VCT. Trails make our communities more liveable by providing an opportunity for physical activity to improve fitness and mental health. Trails preserve and restore open space and improve the economy through tourism and civic improvement.

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Burnet workshop provides landowners with information on conservation easements

BURNET, TEXAS – The Hill Country Conservancy, in partnership with the Hill Country Alliance, is hosting a landowner workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, April 20, 2018, at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office, 607 N. Vandeveer, Burnet, TX 78611. This workshop will focus on conservation easements—a tool available to help landowners steward and protect their land investment …

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George Cofer named Travis Audubon Conservation Hero

George Hume Cofer, Jr. is a sixth-generation Austinite and fifth-generation Texas rancher. His love of the great outdoors and conservation of the natural environment come from being blessed by the opportunity to spend his childhood summers on a working cattle ranch along the Frio River in Uvalde County and from his outdoor experiences as an Eagle Scout. George is (the …

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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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Just Announced: Shakey Graves to headline Hill Country Nights XI

Have you heard? Shakey Graves will headline the Hill Country Nights Concert on Friday, September 15 at Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater! Tickets start at $35 and go on sale Friday, June 2 at 10AM through the ACL Live box office. VIP Concert Packages – including VIP Suites and Date Night Packages – are available on the …