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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May 2019

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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EPIC Colorado River Paddle

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
TX United States

EPIC is heading out to East Austin for a leisurely paddle along the beautiful Colorado River, and we'd love for you to join us! We'll meet at the Montopolis Bridge at 10am to drop off personal kayaks, drive to the Texas River School campground to park, then shuttle back to the bridge by 11am to drop in. The paddle should take around 1.5 hours, but we can go slower or faster, depending on how we feel! The float officially ends…

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August 2019

EPIC VCT Cleanup at Zilker Trailhead

August 4 @ 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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Monthly Birding & Nature Hike

August 17 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Nalle Bunny Run Wildlife Preserve, Bunny Run
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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Hill Country Conservancy invites you to join us for our monthly Birding + Nature Hikes at Nalle Bunny Run Wildlife Preserve, every 3rd Saturday of the month. These hikes are $5.00 per attendee and open to the public.  Register Here. A very special thank you to Mikael Behrens, Emerging Professionals in Conservation (EPIC) Member and Nalle Bunny Run Wildlife Docent, for leading hikes at Nalle Bunny Run Wildlife Preserve. All hikes are weather permitting. There are no restroom facilities on…

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Indoor Rock Climbing with EPIC

August 17 @ 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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