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.

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Record Breaking Year for Austin’s National Trails Day

On June 6, Hill Country Conservancy, Austin Parks Foundation, and Texas Conservation Corps partnered to host Austin’s local National Trails Day (NTD), the American Hiking Society’s nationwide trails awareness program. Over 800 volunteers participated in Austin’s National Trails Day event at 40+ separate project sites, and together we improved trails throughout the city, making it our largest event yet!

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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.

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Lend a Hand on National Trails Day

On Saturday, June 6, Hill Country Conservancy, Austin Parks Foundation, and Texas Conservation Corps are partnering to host Austin’s local National Trails Day. Dozens of trail work projects and educational hikes will be available to the public.

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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.