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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April 2018

EPIC Violet Crown Trail Cleanup

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Violet Crown Trail – Spyglass Trailhead, 1599 Spyglass Dr.
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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EPIC Hill Country Campout

April 28 @ 11:00 am - April 29 @ 11:00 am
Inspiring Oaks Ranch Wimberley, TX United States + Google Map
Members Only

It is time to get out in nature, eat great food, drink some beer, play games, sing campfire songs, make new friends, and stay up late with EPIC. Join us on April 28-29 for our annual, members-only, Hill Country Campout!

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May 2018

EPIC Violet Crown Trail Cleanup

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Violet Crown Trail – Gus Fruh, 2642 Barton Hills Dr.
Austin, TX 78704 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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EPIC Lunch & Learn: Collaboration in Conservation

May 17 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Hill Country Conservancy, works with landowners to conserve their land through conservation easements, but we couldn't do it without our partners. This Lunch & Learn will delve into the partnerships and collaboration necessary to conserve land in Central Texas. Speakers and more details will be announced at a later date. ABOUT EPIC: Emerging Professionals in Conservation (EPIC) is an outdoors club dedicated to exploring and preserving the natural beauty of the Texas Hill Country. We connect with each other and…

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June 2018

National Trails Day EPIC Trail Cleanup

June 2 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Violet Crown Trail – 290 Trailhead, 4934 W US Hwy 290 Service Rd
Sunset Valley, TX 78745 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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July 2018

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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November 2018

It’s My Park Day Fall 2018

November 3 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

It's My Park Day is coming up on November 3 and we're getting together to do some Violet Crown Trail maintenance. For this activity, we will: Line the outside of the trail with soil, to create a berm, plant native grasses and wildflower seeds in the dirt. Make seed balls. Please wear close-toed shoes, maybe a hat because it is not super shady where we will be working, and bring plenty of water.

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December 2018

Giving Tuesday Celebration at The Castle

December 1 @ 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Castle, 1111 W 11th St
Austin, TX 78703 United States
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Join us Saturday, December 1st for an exclusive celebration at The Castle! This party celebrates the tenth anniversary of the Emerging Professionals in Conservation (EPIC) program and honors our Giving Tuesday supporters. Become an EPIC Member or donate $100 or more on #GivingTuesday (November 27th) to receive your invitation to this exclusive event!

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EPIC VCT Cleanup

December 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Violet Crown Trail, Zilker Park Trailhead, 2131 William Barton Dr
Austin, TX 78746 US
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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. Location: ZILKER TRAILHEAD | 2131 WILLIAM BARTON DR WEATHER: If this event needs to be cancelled or rescheduled due to rain, we will send an email 12 hours before the event.

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