This is the second year that Texas Conservation Corps has partnered with the US Forest Service to provide leadership to their Youth Conservation Corps program in East Texas. Participants aged 15-17 were recruited from Kennard, a small town near the Davy Crockett Forest, and
Lake Brownwood State Park is a place where visitors can rent cabins or pitch a tent for a night and enjoy swimming, boating, hiking, and much more. Red Crew spent 11 days there for a fuel reduction project in late
At the time of writing this entry, the Trails Across Texas Crew has spent an entire month of our lives in Cooper Lake State Park. Cooking, eating, cleaning, sleeping, working, etc. In addition to the routine, we’ve survived a tornado
“Get out of here! Go away. GO. AWAY.” Headlamps flicked on sporadically, and bobbed out of their tents. A handful of strained voices, containing equal parts anger and exhaustion, pierced through the quiet of the cool evening. “Oh my God.
Day 1. No Warblers. Our Field Crew was sent to work in Sunset Valley for two weeks. Sunset Valley is a small city (about a square mile) contained within southern Austin. The City of Sunset Valley wanted us to do some
On April 1st, a beautiful spring day in Texas, the Trails Across Texas (TAT) crew once again rolled northward to Cooper Lake State Park. The sunshine and roadside flowers (bluebonnets, paintbrushes, and firewheels) invigorated the crew after a shortened break.
In March, Blue Crew headed out for their first spike of the year to Del Rio, Texas, which is about a four hour drive from Austin to near the Texas-Mexico border. After our drive, we met up with Pat Wharton
Northward! The Trails Across Texas (TAT) crew rolled northward this hitch into the prairies and lakes region of Texas to Cooper Lake State Park. The park, a relatively recent addition to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department System, was officially
For our latest blog adventure, we rejoin the TxCC on the Violet Crown Trail. For those who may not know, the Hill Country Conservancy and many other partners have come together to establish a trail system from the Barton Springs Pool
After a week of working in a creek at Violet Crown Trail, the Red Crew found itself at another creek with the goal of moving a bridge that had been washed down stream during the October floods. We worked alongside our