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Although most would agree that land conservation benefits our community in many ways, it is an ongoing challenge to provide equitable, accessible opportunities to experience conservation first-hand. The relationships between people and the land are often best fostered by outdoor recreation and regular interactions with the natural world.
Imagine a trail system through Hays and Travis counties where one could run, hike or bike for an entire day! Envision trails surrounded by cool clean streams, abundant wildlife, and breathtaking views. This vision is becoming a reality, as HCC has begun strategic planning to complete land acquisition and construct what will comprise a regional trail system.
The trail will begin at Lady Bird Lake (formerly Town Lake) and meander for approximately 30 miles through The Barton Creek Greenbelt, urban environments and several historic Texas ranches now owned and managed for water-quality and wildlife habitat by the City of Austin.
“Violet Crown’s Next Stop: Circle C” – Joseph Olivieri, Community Impact
“Trail builders gearing up for work on second phase of Violet Crown Trail” – Pam LeBlanc, Austin American Statesman
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