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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August 2019

EPIC VCT Cleanup at Zilker Trailhead

August 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Violet Crown Trail, Zilker Park Trailhead, 2131 William Barton Dr
Austin, TX 78746 US
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Join members of Emerging Professionals In Conservation (EPIC) as we clean up the Violet Crown Trail (VCT) in some of the spots where folks leave behind their trash. This volunteer opportunity is open to anyone, and is a great way to get involved on the VCT! We will spend 1.5-2 hours cleaning up and enjoying a hike. Location: Zilker Trailhead, 2212 William Barton Dr | Austin, TX 78746

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Indoor Rock Climbing with EPIC

August 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Crux Climbing Center, 121 PICKLE RD #100
Austin, TX 78704 United States

Join Emerging Professionals In Conservation at Crux Climbing Center for an afternoon of rock climbing out of the summer heat! EPIC members and non-members alike are welcome at this informal event, and everyone will enjoy a special discounted climbing rate and free gear rental!

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September 2019

EPIC VCT Cleanup at Spyglass

September 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Spyglass Trailhead, 1600 Spyglass Dr
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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Free

Join members of Emerging Professionals In Conservation (EPIC) as we clean up the Violet Crown Trail (VCT) in some of the spots where folks leave behind their trash. This volunteer opportunity is open to anyone, and is a great way to get involved on the VCT! We will spend 1.5-2 hours cleaning up and enjoying a hike. ***Please RSVP to ensure you receive important details and updates about this event*** Location: Spyglass Trailhead | 1600 Spyglass Dr, Austin, TX 78746 Weather:…

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October 2019

EPIC VCT Cleanup at the 360 Trailhead

October 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
360 Trailhead, 3755B S Capital of Texas Hwy
Austin, TX 78704 United States
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Free

Join members of Emerging Professionals In Conservation (EPIC) as we clean up the Violet Crown Trail (VCT) in some of the spots where folks leave behind their trash. This volunteer opportunity is open to anyone, and is a great way to get involved on the VCT! We will spend 1.5-2 hours cleaning up and enjoying a hike. ***Please RSVP to ensure you receive important details and updates about this event*** Location: 360 Trailhead | 3755B S Capital of Texas Hwy Weather:…

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2019 Fall EPIC Hill Country Campout

October 26, 2019 @ 11:00 am - October 27, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Cherry Springs Ranch
Free

It's time to get out in the Hill Country, eat great food, drink beer, play games, make new friends, and stay up late with EPIC! This members-only event provides access to Cherry Springs Ranch, a beautiful, conserved property in the Texas Hill Country.  What's Included: Access to a one-of-a-kind Hill Country property A delicious dinner Saturday night and breakfast Sunday morning Beer, coffee and light snacks What you'll bring:  Camping supplies (tent, sleeping bag, camp chair, pillow, etc) Flashlight or…

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December 2019

EPIC VCT Cleanup at the Slaughter Trailhead

December 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Violet Crown Trail at Slaughter Lane Trailhead, 5011 W Slaughter Ln
Austin, TX 78749 United States
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Join members of Emerging Professionals In Conservation (EPIC) as we clean up the Violet Crown Trail (VCT) in some of the spots where folks leave behind their trash. This volunteer opportunity is open to anyone, and is a great way to get involved on the VCT! We will spend 1.5-2 hours cleaning up and enjoying a hike.

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February 2020

EPIC Happy Hour

February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
REI – Austin Downtown Store, 601 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703 United States
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Do you like outdoor adventures, making new friends, and environmental conservation? Join us for a Happy Hour to learn more about Emerging Professionals In Conservation, Hill Country Conservancy's young professionals organization!

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EPIC VCT Cleanup at Spyglass

February 22 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Spyglass Trailhead, 1600 Spyglass Dr
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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Join members of Emerging Professionals In Conservation (EPIC) as we clean up the Violet Crown Trail (VCT) in some of the spots where folks leave behind their trash. This volunteer opportunity is open to anyone, and is a great way to get involved on the VCT!

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March 2020

Trail Cleanup with EPIC and Leave No Trace

March 7 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Violet Crown 290 Trailhead, 4934 W US Highway 290 Service Rd
Sunset Valley, TX 78745 United States
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Emerging Professionals In Conservation is excited to be working with the Austin Parks and Recreation Department and the Leave No Trace Center For Ethics to raise awareness for outdoor recreation ethics and think about solutions for visitor-created impacts like litter, damaged vegetation and trail erosion. Join us on Saturday, March 7th for It's My Park Day at the 290 Trailhead for a trail cleanup, as part of the Leave No Trace Center For Ethics Barton Creek Greenbelt Hot Spot.

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June 2020

EPIC Virtual Bingo

June 12 - June 28

Even though we can't gather for events right now, celebrate the spirit of EPIC with a virtual bingo game! Get outside for some physically-distanced FUN, and enter for a chance to win an EPIC swag package. Register here.

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