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 2019

EPIC VCT Cleanup at Spyglass Trailhead – CANCELLED due to weather

April 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Violet Crown Trail – Spyglass Trailhead, 1599 Spyglass Dr.
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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Due to forecasted thunderstorms, this trail cleanup has been cancelled. Check back for other opportunities to get involved on the trail! 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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EPIC Hill Country Campout

April 13 @ 11:00 am - April 14 @ 12:00 pm
Puryear Ranch, Fitzhugh Rd & Crumley Ranch Rd
Austin, TX 78738 United States
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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 Emerging Professionals in Conservation (EPIC)! This members-only event provides access to Puryear Ranch, a beautiful, conserved property in the Texas Hill Country. Not an EPIC member? Join now and come camping with us!

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April 16th HCC Walk & Talk

April 16 @ 9:50 am - 11:15 am
Violet Crown Trail Slaughter Lane, 5011 W Slaughter Ln
Austin, TX 78749 United States
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Free

Are you committed to keeping the Hill Country’s rolling hills and quality of life here forever? An avid hiker or biker of the Violet Crown Trail, excited by a first of its kind regional trail system? Curious about the work of Hill Country Conservancy? Join us for our HCC Walk & Talk! You’re invited to join George Cofer, Hill Country Conservancy’s CEO and founding Executive Director, for a hike along the Violet Crown Trail. You’ll have the opportunity to chat with…

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May 2019

EPIC VCT Cleanup at Slaughter — CANCELLED

May 5 @ 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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NOTE: This trail cleanup has been cancelled due to trail damage after recent rains. The VCT at Slaughter Lane is currently closed. Please check violetcrowntrail.com for the most up-to-date trail status.

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Walk & Talk at the 290 Trailhead-CANCELLED

May 10 @ 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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Due to inclement weather, this Walk and Talk has been cancelled. Please check our upcoming events for future opportunities to Walk and Talk on the Violet Crown Trail! Are you committed to keeping the Hill Country’s rolling hills and quality of life here forever? An avid hiker or biker of the Violet Crown Trail, excited by a first of its kind regional trail system? Curious about the work of Hill Country Conservancy? We hope you'll join us for a future…

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HCC Walk & Talk at Dick Nichols Park

May 17 @ 7:50 am - 9:15 am
Violet Crown Trail Slaughter Lane, 5011 W Slaughter Ln
Austin, TX 78749 United States
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Are you committed to keeping the Hill Country’s rolling hills and quality of life here forever? An avid hiker or biker of the Violet Crown Trail, excited by a first of its kind regional trail system? Curious about the work of Hill Country Conservancy? Join us for an HCC Walk & Talk at Dick Nichols Park! You’re invited to join George Cofer, Hill Country Conservancy’s CEO and founding Executive Director, for a hike along the Violet Crown Trail. You’ll have the…

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June 2019

Violet Crown Trail Ribbon Run

June 1 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
Violet Crown Trail, Slaughter Lane Trailhead, 5011 W Slaughter Lane
Austin, TX 78749 United States
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Free

Join Hill Country Conservancy on National Trails Day to celebrate the grand opening of the Slaughter section of the Violet Crown Trail! The inaugural 5K run and 1K walk-and-talk will begin on the VCT at Slaughter at 7:30 am and end at Sendera Park for food, fun and festivities. Runners and walkers will be treated to tacos, coffee, water and goody-bags generously provided by REI.   Schedule: 7:30 - 8:00 am: Runner check-in and group stretch led by REI 8:00 am:…

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Rock Climbing with Austin Ascents

June 2 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Violet Crown Trail – Gus Fruh, 2642 Barton Hills Dr.
Austin, TX 78704 United States
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Join EPIC and Austin Ascents for a morning of rock climbing on the Barton Creek Greenbelt! Enjoy the Barton Creek Greenbelt as you learn basic climbing technique, including belaying, climbing movement and safety skills. All gear is provided, including climbing harness, helmet, climbing shoes and ropes. Plus you'll receive 5 hours of instruction from trained guides from Austin Ascents and members of the American Alpine Club - Austin Chapter (1 guide for every 6 climbers). No previous climbing experience required!…

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Nature Day at Nalle Bunny Run Wildlife Preserve

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Nalle Bunny Run Wildlife Preserve, Bunny Run
Austin, TX 78746 United States

Join Emerging Professionals in Conservation (EPIC) for a "choose-your-own-adventure"-style day in nature on one of Hill Country Conservancy's beautiful, conserved properties. This event is FREE for EPIC Members. Not a member? Visit EPICAustin.com for information or to join today!

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July 2019

EPIC VCT Cleanup at 360 Trailhead

July 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Violet Crown Trail – 360 Trailhead, 3755 S. Capital of TX Highway
Austin, 78704
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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: 360 Trailhead, 3755B S Capital of Texas Hwy | Austin, TX 78704

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