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Celebrating Success & Looking Ahead

Celebrating Success & Looking Ahead

The recent closing of Ruby Ranch was a huge conservation success, but it’s good to reflect on why these accomplishments are important and how we plan to build on our success. We must be diligent about selecting the best projects, as guided by our strategic conservation plan – click here to find out how Ruby Ranch is a perfect example of our plan in action.

Ruby Ranch – A Conservation Success!

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.

Support HCC at Whole Foods!

Support HCC at Whole Foods!

From June 10th through July 7th, you can support HCC at the registers at Whole Foods Market’s downtown location! So throw that pesky change in the box each time you grab coffee or sushi or organic lemons and do your part to keep the Hill Country, Country! We’ll appreciate every single penny, we promise!

Hooray for the Farm Bill!

Hooray for the Farm Bill!

You have likely been hearing stories in the media and elsewhere in recent months about the $956 billion dollar 2014 Farm Bill which was signed into law on February 7th. Given the scope and cost of this legislation, it’s easy to find things you love about it, and also things you don’t love so much. Click here for a brief overview of the excellent programs in the Farm Bill and how these programs further the efforts of Hill Country Conservancy, those of other land trusts and most importantly, our landowner partners.

Fulfilling Our Promise

Fulfilling Our Promise

Many people know that the Hill Country Conservancy protects water, wildlife and working lands in partnership with private landowners, frequently using conservation easements. However, we are frequently asked what happens after a conservation easement is in place. Do we simply walk away, knowing that our job is done and the land will forever remain intact and healthy? Or, is there more that needs to be done to ensure that the land is truly conserved, forever?

New Hill Country Native Onesies!

New Hill Country Native Onesies!

Just in! Tiny conservationists love our new “Hill Country Native” onesie! This 100% combed cotton onesie is a great way to show your little one’s Hill Country pride!

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!

What is Open Space worth to you?

What is Open Space worth to you?

Tell us what open space and conservation mean to YOU and if we pick your story to highlight on the website, we’ll send you a super special gift!

Live Oak Pendant at By George

Live Oak Pendant at By George

Have you heard about the beautiful piece by Cherish Austin that benefits Hill Country Conservancy! Sold exclusively at By George, this will make a GREAT holiday gift! Read more about it here.

“A Violet Crown Affair”

“A Violet Crown Affair”

A huge THANK YOU for everyone who joined us at Hill Country Conservancy’s annual fundraiser, “A Violet Crown Affair!” Pictures are posted on our facebook page, so be sure to follow us!

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