Happy Hour / food and beverages: 6-7 pm
Socializing and informal discussions on current events: 6-7 pm
Announcements and program begin at 7 pm
Program: The Violet Crown Trail
Soon to be open, the Violet Crown Trail will be a 34-mile regional hike-and-bike trail system that will provide public recreational and educational opportunities, connecting neighborhoods and people to parks, libraries, schools, and shopping. Hill Country Conservancy plans to officially break ground this fall on segments of the trail connecting Zilker Park to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and the Veloway!
George Cofer, a sixth-generation Austinite and fifth-generation Texas rancher, is Executive Director of Hill Country Conservancy, a nonprofit land trust that marshals public and private resources to preserve the natural areas, scenic vistas, waters and rural heritage of the Texas Hill Country.
Butch Smith, Project Manager of the Violet Crown Trail for Hill Country Conservancy, worked with the Bureau of Land Management in Colorado before becoming the Senior Park Planner for the City of Austin.
Consider biking, carpooling, or taking a Cap Metro bus to the meeting.
Free parking is available after 6pm on San Jacinto, Trinity, and nearby streets.