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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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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It’s My Park Day, Spring

March 7 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Violet Crown Trail, Virtual
Austin, TX 78749 United States
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Join Hill Country Conservancy while we get the butterfly gardens ready for spring! Remove old growth from the butterfly garden to allow the blooms planted in fall to get the nutrients and sunshine they need to grow and bloom in the spring. We will also remove weeds and invasive species such as beggars lice and pick up trash along the trail, and landscape the area around the trailhead sign by replacing soil and planting flowers and plants. There will also…

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Birding & Nature Hike at Nalle Bunny Run Wildlife Preserve

March 21 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Nalle Bunny Run Wildlife Preserve, Bunny Run
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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***Out of an abundance of caution, we have temporarily suspended in-person nature hikes at Nalle Bunny Run Wildlife Preserve and are launching a series of virtual experiences. Check back soon for more information and a link to watch!***

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Virtual Walk-and-Talk on the VCT – Davis Lane Trailhead 3/24/2020

March 24 @ 7:50 am - 9:00 am
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Register Here ***Out of an abundance of caution, we have temporarily suspended in-person Walk-and-Talks and are launching a series of virtual experiences. Tune in to our Facebook page to watch!***Are you committed to keeping the Hill Country’s rolling hills and quality of life here forever? Are you an avid hiker or biker on the Violet Crown Trail, or excited by a first of its kind regional trail system? Maybe you are curious about the work of Hill Country Conservancy? Join…

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April 2020

Virtual Walk-and-Talk on the Violet Crown Trail (290 Trailhead)

April 10 @ 8:00 am - 8:15 am
TX United States + Google Map
Free

***Out of an abundance of caution, we have temporarily suspended in-person Walk-and-Talks and are launching a series of virtual experiences. Tune in to our Facebook page to watch! Take a tour of the VCT with the people who know it the best! Join us for a YouTube Premiere of a Virtual Walk-and-Talk on the Violet Crown Trail! Members of the HCC staff, including George Cofer, CEO, Adrienne Longenecker, COO, and Butch Smith, Trail Project Manager, will be available on YouTube…

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Virtual Birding & Nature Hike at Nalle Bunny Run Wildlife Preserve

April 18 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Nalle Bunny Run Wildlife Preserve, Bunny Run
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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***Out of an abundance of caution, we have temporarily suspended in-person nature hikes at Nalle Bunny Run Wildlife Preserve and will be posting some virtual experiences. Check back soon for more information and a link to watch!***

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Virtual Walk-and-Talk on the Violet Crown Trail

April 21 @ 8:00 am - 8:30 am
TX United States + Google Map
Free
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May 2020

Virtual Walk-and-Talk on the Violet Crown Trail

May 15 @ 8:00 am - 8:30 am
Free

Take a tour of the Violet Crown Trail safely from your own home! Join us for our HCC Virtual Walk & Talk! The Violet Crown Trail makes its way from Zilker Park to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center winding in and out of the woods and urban areas of Austin. It's invigoratingly steep in places and meandering in others. Every moment spent on the Violet Crown Trail is a moment of adventure, fresh air, beauty, stress reduction, and so…

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June 2020

NTD on the VCT Virtual 5k Fun Run and 1 mi Walk

June 6 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Violet Crown Trail, Virtual
Austin, TX 78749 United States
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Free

Join us on the VCT for NTD! Join Hill Country Conservancy for a virtual fun run on National Trails Day (NTD)! National Trails Day is a nationwide event held to encourage people to discover their local trails and celebrate spending time outdoors. This year spend NTD on the VCT! For our second annual NTD on the VCT Fun Run we have chosen a 5 k running course or 1 mi walking course highlighting how Dick Nichols Park connects to the…

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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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