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!

$13,335 Raised

$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

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.

$4,264

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.

$2,711

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.

$1,869

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.

$1,582

Libba Good

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.

$1,393

Mary Barton

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.

$685

Thank You Donors!

Shelley Hardeman

November 29, 2020

$25

David Foy

November 28, 2020

$51

Amy Holsinger

November 28, 2020

$26

Anonymous

November 28, 2020

$155

John S McHolland

November 28, 2020

$26

Jim Camp

November 28, 2020

$51

Larry Graham

November 28, 2020

$51

Scott Davis

November 28, 2020

$104

Vanessa Puig

November 28, 2020

$26

Ben Volkmer

November 28, 2020

$51

Rachel & Matthew Buchanan

November 28, 2020

$206

Darcy Wheeler

November 28, 2020

$26

Carol Snowden

November 28, 2020

$20

Stefanie Cavanaugh

November 28, 2020

$100

Charla and Vance McCracken

November 27, 2020

$100

Jo Bradley

November 27, 2020

$51

ross wilson

November 27, 2020

$51

John Preston

November 27, 2020

$516

Harris Block

November 27, 2020

$25

Wendy Harte

November 27, 2020

$206

Stephen Thurber

November 27, 2020

$104

gregory marchbanks

November 27, 2020

$103

Tracy K. DiLeo

November 27, 2020

$1,047

Kathryn Nichols

November 27, 2020

$51

Melody McCaig

November 27, 2020

$206

Richard Ferrara

November 26, 2020

$26

Chris Randazzo

November 25, 2020

$103

robert wynn

November 23, 2020

$26

Mark MacDougal

November 23, 2020

$10

Shawn Harrington

November 23, 2020

$100

Gregory Gibson

November 22, 2020

$51

Sam Dude

November 22, 2020

$209

Jessy Jamison

November 21, 2020

$26

Ellie and Gary Cox

November 21, 2020

$51

Anonymous

November 21, 2020

$206

Justin Day

November 20, 2020

$206

Rob Dixon

November 20, 2020

$20

Marc Tucci

November 20, 2020

$26

Ryun Anderson

November 20, 2020

$26

Michael Engels

November 19, 2020

$261

Marisa Grande

November 19, 2020

$26

Taylor Ziebarth

November 19, 2020

$51

Scott Struby

November 18, 2020

$103

Arin Gray

November 18, 2020

$51

Howard Hartog

November 18, 2020

$51

Eric Churchill

November 18, 2020

$26

Doug and Liz Opalka

November 17, 2020

$103

Michael Zamesnik

November 17, 2020

$26

Rob Shands

November 17, 2020

$600

Stephen Englander

November 17, 2020

$10

Jacob Zamesnik

November 17, 2020

$20

Ian Cude

November 17, 2020

$26

Kyle Dicke

November 17, 2020

$103

christopher Szeliga

November 17, 2020

$200

Amy Martin

November 17, 2020

$20

Lynda Rife

November 17, 2020

$206

David Wieland

November 17, 2020

$52

Maija Kreishman

November 17, 2020

$26

Bonnie Downs

November 17, 2020

$103

Ryan and Hilary Marchbanks

November 16, 2020

$51

Tom Afflerbach

November 16, 2020

$103

Kristine Bryant

November 16, 2020

$26

Andy & Elissa Dumiak

November 16, 2020

$206

Cory & Danielle Older

November 16, 2020

$51

Rachel Clark

November 16, 2020

$51

Anonymous

November 16, 2020

$26

Vicky Canto

November 15, 2020

$52

Melissa Robledo

November 15, 2020

$51

Ashley Kegley-Whitehead

November 15, 2020

$235

Adam Talianchich

November 15, 2020

$100

Milo Burdette

November 15, 2020

$258

Will Dupuy

November 15, 2020

$77

Amy Loar

November 15, 2020

$26

Aaron Zorn

November 14, 2020

$26

Tiffany Ritter

November 13, 2020

$26

Barshop & Oles Company

November 13, 2020

$500

Thomas Queen

November 13, 2020

$103

Cynthia McCollum

November 13, 2020

$26

Paul Lindabury

November 13, 2020

$77

Lori Goto

November 13, 2020

$103

Christopher Kennedy

November 13, 2020

$51

Heidi Anderson

November 13, 2020

$51

Jennifer Spencer

November 13, 2020

$51

Cameron Brown

November 12, 2020

$50

Logan Saldivar

November 12, 2020

$26

ken johnson

November 12, 2020

$52

Dick Anderson

November 12, 2020

$500

Steve Freche

November 12, 2020

$258

Matt Stevenson

November 12, 2020

$20

Kim Green

November 12, 2020

$26

Hannah Damico

November 12, 2020

$20

Amy Rampy

November 12, 2020

$51

shane hesson

November 12, 2020

$50

Rob Parsons

November 11, 2020

$51

On behalf of Jennifer Wenzel

November 11, 2020

$200

Merideth Greenleigh

November 11, 2020

$26

William Talbot

November 11, 2020

$52

Craig Rochette

November 11, 2020

$51

Steve Beuerlein

November 11, 2020

$100

jessica Barkley

November 11, 2020

$26

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.