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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.
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?
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!
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!
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!
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.
The Office of Sustainability has partnered with local event organizers – Austin City Limits Music Festival, Circuit of The Americas LLC, and ACL Live at the Moody Theater – to create the Positive Impact on Climate and Community (PICC) program. Funds raised voluntarily through the Austin City Limits Music Festival will benefit the PICC program, with 50% of the dollars raised supporting Hill Country Conservancy’s Violet Crown Trail Project!
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