After a rigorous selection process, Hill Country Conservancy is very pleased to welcome Romey Swanson to the team! Having an extra set of “boots on the ground” is a great step forward for HCC, and will ensure an even greater impact from our land conservation efforts. Click to learn more.
Hill Country Nights IX
Tickets are now on sale for the 2015 conservation party of the year. Join us for a wonderful evening featuring a Salt Lick feast, delicious drinks, live music by La Tampiquena, our famous photo booth, and more!
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!
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!
Violet Crown Trail Gains Support from REI and Total Wine
We are excited to announce two new partnerships for the Violet Crown Trail. A long-time supporter of HCC’s conservation work, REI recently awarded a $25,000 grant to HCC for the Violet Crown Trail. HCC was also honored to be selected by Total Wine as one of three charities, alongside the Long Center and Capital Area Food Bank of Texas, to benefit from grand opening sales at the new Total Wine store in Sunset Valley. A total of over $14,000 was raised through the partnership.
Sales from Total Wine Going to HCC!
Starting Thursday, May 28th through Saturday, May 30th, Total Wine will donate 10% of all sales at their new store to HCC! Last week Total Wine commemorated the grand opening of their 115th store location with a kickoff celebration. The celebration highlighted HCC and two other organizations selected to benefit from Total Wine’s sales.
Support Us Through HEB Tear Pads
Thanks to Earth Share of Texas, Hill Country Conservancy can benefit from your HEB shopping trips! Look for this sign at check-out stands at 70 Central Texas H-E-B and Central Market locations during the month of April! With a small $1, $3 or $5 donation, you can support dozens of environmental and conservation projects.
EPIC 2015 Calendar Announced!
2015 is here and EPIC has rolled out its calendar of events for the year. EPIC members enjoy exclusive access to all events, including free or discounted tickets, and amazing opportunities to meet passionate, interesting people! This year’s events will include spelunking, canoeing, camping, paddling…
HCC is Accredited!
HCC has achieved land trust accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, demonstrating our commitment to permanent land conservation. This means that the iconic Hill Country landscape that we work tirelessly to conserve will be here – forever.
Celebrating Success & Looking Ahead
The recent closing of Ruby Ranch was a huge conservation success, but it’s good to reflect on why these accomplishments are important and how we plan to build on our success. We must be diligent about selecting the best projects, as guided by our strategic conservation plan – click here to find out how Ruby Ranch is a perfect example of our plan in action.