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 the environment through adventures, educational events, volunteerism, and philanthropy. Activities include camping trips, nature hikes, kayaking, ranch tours, Lunch & Learns with inspiring speakers, trail cleanups, and more. Membership dues go to support Hill Country Conservancy’s projects in and around Austin, including the Violet Crown Trail. By joining EPIC, you join a network of professionals who care about keeping Austin green, love having fun in nature, and are champions for conservation.


MEMBERSHIP LEVELS:

EPIC Member ($10/month or $100/year)

  • Invitation to reserve a FREE* spot at all EPIC Member experience activities such as camping, spelunking, kayaking and more
  • Invitation to all informal EPIC events, such as quarterly lunch and learns, happy hours, and monthly Violet Crown Trail volunteer cleanups
  • FREE access to the EPIC Member campout on a private conservation property

*Equipment rental or supply fees may apply

EPIC Leader ($25/month or $250/year) & Non-profit Employee ($15/month or $150/year)

  • Invitation to reserve a FREE* spot at all EPIC Member experience activities such as camping, spelunking, kayaking and more
  • Invitation to all informal EPIC events, such as quarterly lunch and learns, happy hours, and monthly Violet Crown Trail volunteer cleanups
  • Discounted tickets to various Hill Country Conservancy events including Earth Day Live concert, galas, and more
  • Invitation to quarterly planning meetings to help steer EPIC events and direction

Non-profit Employee pricing is offered to students, teachers, and non-profit and government employees. Proof of qualification may be requested.

*Equipment rental or supply fees may apply

EPIC Leader Level II ($45/month or $450/year)

  • All of the above, plus one additional ticket for each event included in EPIC Leader level

EPIC Sponsor ($1,000/year)

  • 5 EPIC Member level memberships
  • Logo on EPIC webpage and inclusion as a sponsor EPIC’s meetup.com group page

 

Questions about your membership? Contact us at epic@hillcountryconservancy.org