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This year, Hill Country Nights takes on a new theme, “A Violet Crown Affair!” On Friday, September 20th, at the swanky Brazos Hall, HCC will host a brand new event dedicated to the same inspiring mission while also unveiling exciting announcements about the Violet Crown Trail.
Check out this amazing in-depth article by Michael Barnes about our very own Executive Director!
by Frank Davis, HCC Director of Land Conservation
Read a personal letter from Frank about his reflections on a recent visit to 700 Springs Ranch and insight into a new way to think about our state water needs.
On February 2 the scouts of Troop 5 led by Eagle Scout Candidate, David Fawcett, constructed six stone benches for HCC at the Nalle Bunny Run Hill Country Preserve. These benches will be used by visitors of the Conservancy to meet and learn about the preserve and wildlife in area for years to come.
HCC has inked a deal with Taylor-Morrison Homes that will provide up to $100,000 in revenue! Homebuyers in the new Reunion Ranch community near Dripping Springs will contribute $100 to HCC at closing, and Taylor-Morrison will contribute an equal amount.
Join us on one of our Monthly Birding and Nature Hikes at Nalle Bunny Run Wildlife Preserve. The next hike is Saturday, June 15th!
Farmland ownership and management has long been dominated by men. But there’s a trend toward more women taking an active role, either by choice, or because of inheritance. Click here to read a recent NPR story about women ‘taking over the farm.’
We are proud to announce the National Land Trust Alliance (LTA) recognized HCC’s Emerging Professionals in Conservation (EPIC) in their April e-newsletter! HCC is setting the bar in America for land trust organizations by hosting unique programs and outreach engaging a wide variety of diverse communities by hosting programs such EPIC.
Check out our new Pinterest page – we are pinning about great places to visit in the Hill Country, Hill Country icons, snapshots from EPIC events, and more!
A recent example is found in Travis County, Texas, where on November 8 voters approved $82.1 million to buy land for parks and open space. It may come as a surprise to some, but the outcome of the Travis County vote was hardly unusual.
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