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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 …

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Conservation Easement Preview

HCC is working with numerous landowner partners on projects that will add to the fabric of Hill Country conservation. Working with our landowner partners, we carefully negotiate these projects to protect important conservation values and the public benefits they provide while preserving our landowner’s rights to ranching, farming, and traditional recreational uses. These deals are often complex and getting any …

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Less than $1 Million to Go!

Our VCT Ambassador Douglas W. Manchester & The Manchester Foundation showed their love for the Violet Crown Trail this Valentine’s Day! Big thanks to our VCT Ambassador, Douglas W. Manchester & the Manchester Foundation for making a dollar-for- dollar matching gift up to $100,000 to underwrite HCC’s Earth Week 2017 festivities! Doug’s recent gift brings our $13,125,000 capital campaign to …

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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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HCNX Silent Auction is Live!

Hill Country Nights is less than two weeks away, but you can get in on the action right NOW even if you won’t be attending next Friday! Our silent auction is live and it features some amazing packages from a memorable evening on Lake Travis to a margarita party with our very own George Cofer! Check it out and see what you could win while supporting the preservation of open space in Central Texas.

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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 …