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Help preserve our Hill Country and support the Violet Crown Trail

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Jim Balthazar


Welcome to my fundraising page for Hill Country Conservancy (HCC)!  As a board member of HCC, I believe strongly in our mission to marshal public and private resources to preserve the natural areas and scenic vistas, aquifers and springs, rivers and streams, working farms and ranches, and the rural heritage of the Central Texas Hill Country for people to enjoy and cherish for generations to come.  I’m also proud of our work to bring the 30-mile Violet Crown Trail (VCT) to Central Texas!

The VCT is well-underway with the first six miles open to the public (Zilker to Highway 290) and the next seven miles are under construction, which will connect the existing trail to the Wildflower Center.  Ultimately the VCT will be a lasting and legacy project for our community offering unprecedented access to nature for all of us to enjoy.

In 2014 HCC kicked off a capital campaign to raise $13,125,000 and to date our generous supports have gotten us over the $12,000,000 mark!  We are in the home stretch to reach our goal and fund construction of this next phase of the VCT.

Now I am asking you to join me!

Please support my personal year-end giving campaign.  Your gift will allow HCC to conserve our beautiful Texas Hill Country so that it is truly Here Forever and make the vision of the Violet Crown Trail a reality!

Thank you for supporting this great cause!

Happy Trails,



  • The Ruback family


  • Nature lover


  • Mark Frazier



25% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Donor Comments

Mark Frazier

Mark Frazier


2 years ago

Nature lover

Nature lover


Thank you for preserving our beautiful hill country 2 years ago

The Ruback family

The Ruback family

2 years ago