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National Trails Day: Violet Crown Trail Zilker Trailhead

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 from 10:00am to 12:00pm (CT)


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In honor of National Trails Day on June 3, help us clean up the Violet Crown Trail in some of the spots where folks leave behind their trash - this is a great opportunity to get involved on the VCT. We will spend 1.5-2 hours cleaning up and enjoying a hike.

Emerging Professionals in Conservation (EPIC) is an outdoors club dedicated to exploring and preserving the natural beauty of the Texas Hill Country. We connect with each other and the environment through adventures, educational events, volunteerism, and philanthropy. Activities include camping trips, nature hikes, kayaking, ranch tours, Lunch & Learns with inspiring speakers, trail cleanups, and more. Membership dues go to support Hill Country Conservancy’s projects in and around Austin, including the Violet Crown Trail. By joining EPIC, you join a network of professionals who care about keeping Austin green, love having fun in nature, and are champions for conservation.

If this event needs to be cancelled or rescheduled due to rain, we will contact attendees at least 12 hours before the event!

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The Violet Crown Trail began as a vision in 1999 to create the first regional trail system in Central Texas. After over 15 years of strategic land acquisition and planning, the first six-mile segment is now open and the VCT is on its way to becoming the longest trail of its kind in Central Texas.

Once complete the 30-mile trail will provide a unique recreational experience as it passes through the urban wildlands of the Barton Creek Wilderness Park, the City of Sunset Valley, and eventually into Hays County. Along its route the trail will connect scenic natural areas to neighborhoods, shopping centers, a library, and public parks. Passing near the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, the Violet Crown Trail will head south, winding through the rolling countryside of the City of Austin’s Water Quality Protection Lands in a uniquely natural setting.

The Violet Crown Trail represents the greater vision of Hill Country Conservancy’s work to get people out on the land. Users will have the opportunity to experience conservation lands like never before – surrounded by wildlife, clean streams, and the breathtaking views of land preserved by HCC and its partners.Violet Crown Trail Zilker Trailhead
Dress for the weather. Closed-toed shoes are a must!
Bring a water bottle to refill.
PerksYou will go home with new knowledge and a strong sense of appreciation and renewed LOVE for the Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail at the Violet Crown Trailhead!
Parking DetailsPark Address - meeting location: End of the Barton Springs Pool Lot
CausesCommunity Environment
10 Positions Filled | 2 Impacts | 4 Hours

Location: 2201 Barton Springs Rd., Austin, TX 78746