HCC hosts several events throughout the year to promote its mission of conserving and preserving open spaces, scenic vistas, and natural habitats. EPIC events are generally for members only. If you are interested in volunteering beyond the opportunities listed, please contact us.
 

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July 2018

July Birding & Nature Hike

July 21 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Nalle Bunny Run Preserve, 4615 Bunny Run
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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$5

Hill Country Conservancy invites you to join us for our Monthly Birding and Nature Hikes at Nalle Bunny Run Wildlife Preserve, every 3rd Saturday of the month. The hikes are $5.00 per attendee and open to the public.

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EPIC Sunset Bat Paddle

July 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Texas Rowing Center / Texas River School, 1541 West Cesar Chavez St.
Austin, TX 78703 United States
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Free – $30

Everyone's favorite, most picturesque, and "quintessentially Austin" summer EPIC outing is back! On warm summer nights in Austin, hundreds of people gather to see the world's largest urban bat colony emerge from under the Congress Ave. bridge, but the best seats in the house are in small watercraft on the lake. Join Hill Country Conservancy's Emerging Professionals in Conservation for a relaxing sunset paddling tour along Lady Bird Lake by kayak or canoe to see the bats.

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August 2018

EPIC Violet Crown Trail Cleanup

August 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
VCT Zilker Park Trailhead, 2201 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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Free

Help us clean up the Violet Crown Trail in some of the spots where folks leave behind their trash - this is a great opportunity to get involved on the VCT. We will spend 1.5-2 hours cleaning up and enjoying a hike.

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August Birding & Nature Hike

August 18 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Nalle Bunny Run Preserve, 4615 Bunny Run
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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$5

Hill Country Conservancy invites you to join us for our Monthly Birding and Nature Hikes at Nalle Bunny Run Wildlife Preserve, every 3rd Saturday of the month. The hikes are $5.00 per attendee and open to the public.

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Walk & Talk with the Founder

August 24 @ 7:50 am - 9:15 am
Violet Crown Trail – 290 Trailhead, 4934 W US Hwy 290 Service Rd
Sunset Valley, TX 78745 United States
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Free

You’re invited to join George Cofer, Hill Country Conservancy’s Founder and CEO, for a hike along the Violet Crown Trail. You’ll have the opportunity to chat with George about all things HCC - conservation, Violet Crown Trail, life in the Hill Country and more! We encourage individuals who are both familiar and unfamiliar with HCC to Walk & Talk with our fearless leader. This event is free to attend!

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September 2018

Hill Country Nights

September 7 @ 5:30 pm - 11:59 pm
Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater, 310 W Willie Nelson Blvd #1A
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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Hill Country Nights is more than just your standard gala event in town, it’s the Hill Country’s party of the year! Drinks and silent auction kick off the evening; a mouth-watering spread from Salt Lick BBQ and live auction will keep the night going; and a best in class concert caps off the evening in true Austin style. Grab your Hill Country Best (boots and jeans are most welcome here) and join us in keeping the Hill Country here forever!

General admission tickets to the concert only will be available in the mezzanine and balcony through the ACL Live website. Please check back for more information as the concert approaches!

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September Birding & Nature Hike

September 15 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Nalle Bunny Run Preserve, 4615 Bunny Run
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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$5

Hill Country Conservancy invites you to join us for our Monthly Birding and Nature Hikes at Nalle Bunny Run Wildlife Preserve, every 3rd Saturday of the month. The hikes are $5.00 per attendee and open to the public.

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Save the Date: National Public Lands Day Volunteering

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free

National Public Lands Day is coming up on September 29 and we're getting together to do some Violet Crown Trail maintenance. Keeping the VCT open and beautiful takes the whole community and we need your help. Projects may include but are not limited to trash cleanup, graffiti removal, invasive species removal, and seed ball making. Projects are open to all ages and abilities and the registration link is coming soon!

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October 2018

October Birding & Nature Hike

October 20 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Nalle Bunny Run Preserve, 4615 Bunny Run
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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$5

Hill Country Conservancy invites you to join us for our Monthly Birding and Nature Hikes at Nalle Bunny Run Wildlife Preserve, every 3rd Saturday of the month. The hikes are $5.00 per attendee and open to the public.

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Private Guided Tour of Cherry Springs Ranch

October 21 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Members Only

Experience the beauty of the Texas Hill Country with fellow EPIC Members! Join Hill Country Conservancy for a private tour of a private ranch conserved by HCC through a conservation easement. 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 Members 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!

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