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    Violet Crown Trail

    We're proud to support the work of Hill Country Conservancy on this ambitious 30-mile long regional trail. Visit the first segment of the trail today.

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News and Announcements

First Segment of Violet Crown Trail Opens

Today, August 14th 2015, marked the ribbon-cutting of Hill Country Conservancy’s Violet Crown Trail.       Save Barton Creek […]

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Groundwater to the Gulf Summer 2015

This June, we were proud to support the 10th year of Groundwater to the Gulf Summer Institute. Groundwater to the Gulf […]

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SBCA Featured on Public News Service

We’re proud to be featured on the Texas section of the Public News Service site for our work on the […]

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Roy Bedichek

Texan, Writer, and Naturalist

…I will fight for Barton Creek, Boggy Creek, cedar-covered limestone hills, blazing star, and bluebonnets, golden cheeked warblers and black-capped vireos, and so on through the catalogue of the natural environment of Austin, Texas. It is through this natural environment that I love America.