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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June 2016

POSTPONED: National Trails Day: Barton Creek at Spyglass Trail Improvements

June 11, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Spyglass Trailhead, 1601 Spyglass Drive
Austin, TX 78704 United States
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National Trails Day is the country’s largest celebration of trails, and events take place across the country. Check back as the day gets closer for more information on what HCC will be doing surrounding the Violet Crown Trail.

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September 2016

National Public Lands Day

September 24, 2016

National Public Lands day is the largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands. HCC will once again be participating, stay tuned for more updates!

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November 2016

It’s My Park Day – Violet Crown Trail Project

November 5, 2016
Violet Crown Trail – 290 Trailhead, 4934 W US Hwy 290 Service Rd
Sunset Valley, TX 78745 United States
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Join Hill Country Conservancy on their It's My Park Day project. We'll be working on development of a scenic viewpoint from the Violet Crown Trail. This involves creating a short path off the main trail to the viewing point along Gaines Creek, corridor clearing to enhance clear vision, and possibly moving stones to create a seating area. We will be meeting at the 290 Trailhead on the Violet Crown Trail. The Trailhead is located just north of Spec's at Highway…

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March 2017

EPIC VCT Cleanup

March 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Violet Crown Trail – 290 Trailhead, 4934 W US Hwy 290 Service Rd
Sunset Valley, TX 78745 United States
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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. WEATHER: If this event needs to be cancelled or rescheduled due to rain, we will post here at least 12 hours before the event, so be sure to check back before heading out! Need help getting there? http://www.violetcrowntrail.com/explore/plan-your-trip/…

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April 2017

Earth Week Stewardship Day

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Violet Crown Trail – 290 Trailhead, 4934 W US Hwy 290 Service Rd
Sunset Valley, TX 78745 United States
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Join Hill Country Conservancy for a day of service to the environmental community on Earth Day 2017. There will be various volunteer projects on the Violet Crown Trail including an afternoon of youth stewardship opportunities at the Violet Crown Trail 290 Trailhead.

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June 2017

National Trails Day 2017: Introduction to Trail Maintenance

June 3 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sunset Valley City Hall, 3205 Jones Rd
Austin, TX 78745 United States
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The Central Texas Trail Tamer will host an introductory sampler class, developed by the Pacific Crest Trail Association and U.S. Forest Service Trails Specialist John Schubert) that is for people new to trail work who want an overview. One-quarter of the class covers “how trails work,” i.e. basic trail design concepts; one-quarter covers trail work safety protocols; one-quarter covers hands-on brushing and hand-saw clearing, and one-quarter covers hands-on drainage cleaning. This sampler class does not prepare students to work independently.…

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National Trails Day 2017: Interpretive Guided Tour of VCT at Gaines Creek

June 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Violet Crown Trail – 290 Trailhead, 4934 W US Hwy 290 Service Rd
Sunset Valley, TX 78745 United States
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Free

Come celebrate National Trails Day with a guided tour along the Violet Crown Trail. This is an educational opportunity for folks to learn about the VCT, Gaines Creek, and the history and the surrounding environment that makes it unique. There will not be any volunteer work done on the trail - just a walking tour with a discussion along the way. Dress for the weather. Closed-toed shoes are a must! Bring a water bottle to refill. You will go home…

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National Trails Day 2017: Violet Crown Trail Cleanup with EPIC

June 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
VCT Zilker Park Trailhead, 2201 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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In honor of National Trails Day on June 3, help EPIC (Emerging Professionals In Conservation) 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. WEATHER: If this event needs to be cancelled or rescheduled due to rain, we will notify attendees at least 12 hours before the event! Need…

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