Lake Leap Challenge for Giving Tuesday

Dive in to save our water supply! Your gift will conserve urban greenspace and Hill Country land to direct surface water straight into our aquifer and reservoirs. AND, if we reach our goal, we'll jump in the cold water of Lake Austin, just for you!

$40,227 Raised of $40,000 Goal

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The Challenge!
The #LakeLeapChallenge is intended to draw attention to our imperiled water supply.  Our warming climate is quickly making our drought-prone region dryer.  Surface water is evaporating at alarming rates, and our growing population is quickly depleting our reservoirs.

Freezin' for a Reason!
We set a fundraising goal of $40,000 to help our water supply.  If we reach that goal, Hill Country Conservancy Board Members and executive staff will live-stream a sure-to-be entertaining leap into the cold waters of Lake Austin!

Make your gift now!
Your gift will: 

  • Direct clean surface water into our aquifers and reservoirs 
  • Reduce extreme heat by protecting plants and trees that consume carbon dioxide
  • Ensure that all people, wildlife, and plants living in and around the Hill Country continue to have enough water necessary­—not only to stay healthy, but to thrive.

Make your gift now!


Top Fundraisers

Scott Way

I’m diving in to save our water supply! I accepted the #LakeLeapChallenge given to me by Hill Country Conservancy, to raise awareness of our imperiled drinking water.

$7,266

Jennifer Wenzel

I’m diving in to save our water supply! I accepted the #LakeLeapChallenge given to me by Hill Country Conservancy, to raise awareness of our imperiled drinking water.

$4,664

Francisco Albornoz

I’m diving in to save our water supply! I accepted the #LakeLeapChallenge given to me by Hill Country Conservancy, to raise awareness of our imperiled drinking water.

$3,321

Justin Lindabury

I’m diving in to save our water supply! I accepted the #LakeLeapChallenge given to me by Hill Country Conservancy, to raise awareness of our imperiled drinking water.

$2,200

Ashley Kegley-Whitehead

I’m diving in to save our water supply! I accepted the #LakeLeapChallenge given to me by Hill Country Conservancy, to raise awareness of our imperiled water supply.

$2,194

Larry Graham

I’m diving in to save our water supply! I accepted the #LakeLeapChallenge given to me by Hill Country Conservancy, to raise awareness of our imperiled drinking water.

$1,851

Thank You Donors!

Jacob Zamesnik

February 17, 2021

$20

Carol Snowden

January 28, 2021

$20

Jacob Zamesnik

January 17, 2021

$20

Carol Snowden

December 28, 2020

$20

Kristin Segelke

December 23, 2020

$51

Monty Verona

December 18, 2020

$100

Jacob Zamesnik

December 17, 2020

$20

Sarah Ruiz

December 15, 2020

$10

Deatra Boese

December 6, 2020

$26

Monica Kritzman

December 5, 2020

$26

Noah Bartsch

December 5, 2020

$103

Bill Akin

December 5, 2020

$51

Anonymous

December 4, 2020

$51

Sam Hellman-Mass

December 4, 2020

$103

christy penders

December 4, 2020

$51

David Todd

December 4, 2020

$103

Anonymous

December 4, 2020

$51

Elliott Doerle

December 3, 2020

$103

David Story

December 3, 2020

$206

Josh & Nicole

December 3, 2020

$1,033

Anonymous Donor

December 3, 2020

$500

Anonymous

December 3, 2020

$209

Joel Jacobsen

December 3, 2020

$51

Garrick Vance & Mary Button

December 3, 2020

$50

Jimmy Alan Hall

December 3, 2020

$26

Roberta Holland

December 3, 2020

$51

Jonathan & Kristen Vollinger

December 3, 2020

$103

daniel Albornoz

December 3, 2020

$51

Johnny Grabner

December 3, 2020

$51

Amy Anton

December 3, 2020

$103

Leslie Wilsom

December 3, 2020

$103

FRANCISCO ALBORNOZ

December 3, 2020

$103

Melani Bazard

December 3, 2020

$103

Allison Gothen

December 3, 2020

$26

Laura Godfrey

December 2, 2020

$103

June Spann

December 2, 2020

$250

Romy Cassack

December 2, 2020

$26

Bob and Va Dupuy

December 2, 2020

$103

WHITNEY MACK ALBORNOZ

December 2, 2020

$104

Fred Williams

December 2, 2020

$500

Team Frozen Korn

December 2, 2020

$51

Anonymous Donor

December 2, 2020

$103

Bernardine Bering

December 2, 2020

$1,033

Caleb and Erika Laughlin

December 2, 2020

$100

Anonymous Donor

December 2, 2020

$20

William Stanley

December 2, 2020

$51

Todd Butler

December 2, 2020

$209

Laura Seris

December 2, 2020

$51

Russ Denton

December 2, 2020

$103

Jessica Brooks

December 2, 2020

$51

Todd Malone

December 2, 2020

$77

Lucian Morehead

December 2, 2020

$103

Lynne Storm

December 2, 2020

$516

Baker Mitchell

December 2, 2020

$206

Ingmar Sterzing

December 2, 2020

$206

Matt Luckie

December 2, 2020

$209

Katie Pierce

December 2, 2020

$26

Rosie Albritton

December 2, 2020

$103

Bryan Jones

December 2, 2020

$51

Lansing Pugh

December 1, 2020

$26

Joanne Letlow

December 1, 2020

$37

Warren Hanes

December 1, 2020

$31

Anonymous Donor

December 1, 2020

$25

Anonymous Donor

December 1, 2020

$52

Anonymous Donor

December 1, 2020

$525

Joshua Chidester

December 1, 2020

$77

Cynthia Lovin

December 1, 2020

$35

Gwen Jewiss

December 1, 2020

$51

Larry Graham

December 1, 2020

$155

Mary Cooper

December 1, 2020

$103

Cristy Burch

December 1, 2020

$51

Fernando Albornoz & Marcela Contreras

December 1, 2020

$516

Barrett Lepore

December 1, 2020

$523

Mary Corbett

December 1, 2020

$51

Jack Creel

December 1, 2020

$103

Lisa Barkley

December 1, 2020

$52

Anonymous Donor

December 1, 2020

$50

Anonymous Donor

December 1, 2020

$150

Jaime Martinez

December 1, 2020

$103

Marni Martinez

December 1, 2020

$26

hope morrison

December 1, 2020

$26

Meghan Wall

December 1, 2020

$20

Michael Fellers

December 1, 2020

$103

Mary Beck

December 1, 2020

$51

Anonymous Donor

December 1, 2020

$375

Trey Salinas

December 1, 2020

$26

Melissa Dausch

December 1, 2020

$103

Ross Anders

December 1, 2020

$206

Mindy Sonen

December 1, 2020

$26

Gustavo Garcia

December 1, 2020

$51

Russell Jones

December 1, 2020

$26

John Shepperd

December 1, 2020

$26

Walter Holland

December 1, 2020

$26

Richard Hile

December 1, 2020

$250

Alec Smith

December 1, 2020

$103

Anonymous

December 1, 2020

$26

Wyatt Sumner

December 1, 2020

$26

Jeannie Smith

December 1, 2020

$51

Drew Powell

December 1, 2020

$51

Jim Yastic

December 1, 2020

$51

Hill Country Conservancy

Hill Country Conservancy protects large strategic tracts of open space that conserve critical water features, provides much needed recreational access to nature via the Violet Crown Trail, and promotes a conservation ethic by cultivating awareness and transforming our community.