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‘Shades of Green’ Luncheon Reflects on Diversity

1. ‘Shades of Green’ Luncheon...

After weeks of collaboration and planning with environmental experts in Austin, HCC is excited to announce our Fall Lunch and Learn on diversity in Austin’s environmental community, which will take place on Monday, August 10th at Green Pastures.


Enjoy Some Summer Fun with EPIC

2. Enjoy Some Summer Fun with EPIC

HCC’s Emerging Professionals in Conservation (EPIC) has some exciting events coming up. Explore the outdoors or learn more about Austin’s conservation community!


Ruby Ranch – A Conservation Success!

3. Ruby Ranch – A Conservation Success!

Our latest conservation easement project is a monumental one! The permanent conservation of the 747-acre Ruby Ranch, a historical property in Hays County, is the final piece of the puzzle that will result in over 10,000 acres of contiguous open space.


Continue to celebrate Earth Day with us!

4. Continue to celebrate Earth Day with us!

A special thank you to the businesses that donated 5% of their sales on Earth Day and everyone who supported us by visiting these businesses! Continue celebrating Mother Earth with us by joining us on a nature hike, grabbing a tearpad coupon at HEB, or becoming a member!


Be the Hill Country!

5. Be the Hill Country!

Open Space is worth a great deal to our thriving community. Read inspiring stories about what conservation is worth to Mayor Lee Leffingwell, Hill Abel and Laura Agnew, Mayor Rose Cardona, Laurie Loew, and other members of our community, or tell your story here!


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‘Shades of Green’ Luncheon Reflects on Diversity

‘Shades of Green’ Luncheon...

After weeks of collaboration and planning with environmental experts in Austin, HCC is excited to announce our Fall Lunch and Learn on diversity in Austin’s environmental community, which will take place on Monday, August 10th at Green Pastures.

Land Conservation a Critical Tool in Limiting Flood Risk

Land Conservation a Critical Tool in...

Much of Central Texas is taking pause after the devastating storms and flooding that hit Central Texas over Memorial Day weekend and during Tropical Storm Bill. Sadly, there are many that suffered severe property damage, and worse yet, lost loved ones to the floods.

Enjoy Some Summer Fun with EPIC

Enjoy Some Summer Fun with EPIC

HCC’s Emerging Professionals in Conservation (EPIC) has some exciting events coming up. Explore the outdoors or learn more about Austin’s conservation community!

Record Breaking Year for Austin’s National Trails Day

Record Breaking Year for Austin’s...

On June 6, Hill Country Conservancy, Austin Parks Foundation, and Texas Conservation Corps partnered to host Austin’s local National Trails Day (NTD), the American Hiking Society’s nationwide trails awareness program. Over 800 volunteers participated in Austin’s National Trails Day event at 40+ separate project sites, and together we improved trails throughout the city, making it our largest event yet!

Violet Crown Trail Gains Support from REI and Total Wine

Violet Crown Trail Gains Support from...

We are excited to announce two new partnerships for the Violet Crown Trail. A long-time supporter of HCC’s conservation work, REI recently awarded a $25,000 grant to HCC for the Violet Crown Trail. HCC was also honored to be selected by Total Wine as one of three charities, alongside the Long Center and Capital Area Food Bank of Texas, to benefit from […]

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Violet Crown Trail Gains Support from REI and Total Wine