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Private Guided Tour of Lazy Bend Ranch for EPIC Leaders

October 21, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

**Attendees MUST register on Eventbrite to attend.**

Please be on time, gates will lock at 10:45 am.

Experience the beauty of the Texas Hill Country with fellow EPIC Leaders! Join Hill Country Conservancy for a private tour of the spectacular Lazy Bend Ranch, HCC’s newest conservation easement — full of abundant wildlife, scenic views, and beautiful vegetation. The tour will be lead by Frank Davis, Director of Land Conservation for Hill Country Conservancy. This ranch is not open to the public, so EPIC Leaders will get an exclusive look of the Hill Country that won’t soon be forgotten. Sign ups are first come, first served so reserve your spot today!

**This event is for EPIC Leader & EPIC Leader II levels only! EPIC Members ($5/mo or $50/year) may upgrade to attend. Attendees MUST register on Eventbrite to attend.**

Directions will be e-mailed to registrants before the event.

The Rundown
-Be prepared to do some walking
-Some food will be provided, but feel free to bring snacks as well
-Bring water (also sunscreen/bug spray if needed)
-We encourage carpooling
-We’re looking for members with trucks and SUVs to volunteer to help drive on the tour. To volunteer, email Kylie Rush.

Look forward to seeing you there!

**This event is for EPIC Leader & EPIC Leader II levels only! EPIC Members ($5/mo or $50/year) may upgrade to attend. Attendees MUST register on Eventbrite to attend.**

About Lazy Bend Ranch:
Located along a crystal-clear stretch of South Onion Creek, with rolling hills and historic rock fences separating pastures and ponds, Lazy Bend Ranch is quintessential Hill Country ranch land, but all around the property changes are evident. Many of the large ranches in the area have been reduced to 10, 30 and 50-acre pieces, surely to be subdivided again in the coming years. This limits the land’s ability to reduce flooding, increases pollution and runoff into waterways and local aquifers, and fragments already fragmented habitat for our native wildlife.

Thanks to two decades of landowner stewardship, the land boasts a wide variety of native wildlife – including imperiled birds such as Dickcissel, Painted Bunting, Lark Sparrow, Grasshopper Sparrow, Rufous-crowned Sparrow, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Northern Shrike, Rio Grande Wild Turkey and Northern Bobwhite as well as habitat for the endangered Golden-cheeked warbler and Black-capped Vireo. Their continued stewardship is an important example of private landowners’ efforts to protect the health of local drinking water resources, including the Onion Creek watershed and Trinity and Edwards Aquifers, as well as the vitality of Austin’s iconic Barton Springs.


October 21, 2017
10:30 am - 2:30 pm