The YP Source is the go-to resource for Central Texas young professionals looking to get involved in their community. Organizations and programs listed below are geared to individuals early in their career (entry to mid-level). Individuals involved in the organizations are generally in their 20’s and 30’s.

To learn more about an organization, go to their website, or find contact information – click on the “View Details” button.

Have an organization or group focused on young professionals to add to this list? Contact us for more information.

Hill Country Conservancy

Emerging Professionals in Conservation (EPIC)

Hill Country Conservancy preserves vital natural resources through conservation, community collaboration and engagement to sustain our region now and forever.

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

Membership Details

Emerging Professionals in Conservation (EPIC) is an outdoors club dedicated to exploring and preserving the natural beauty of the Texas Hill Country through adventures, educational events, volunteerism, and philanthropy. Activities include camping trips, nature hikes, kayaking, ranch tours, educational happy hours, Violet Crown Trail cleanups, and more. EPIC is a network of professionals who care about keeping Austin green, love having fun in nature, and are champions for conservation.

EPIC Member: Invitation to reserve FREE spot at all formal EPIC Member experience activities such as camping, spelunking, kayaking and more. Invitation to all informal EPIC events, such as happy hours, outreach events, and Violet Crown Trail volunteer cleanups

Cost of Membership


Events, Programs, and Meetings

Monthly activities include: camping trips, nature hikes, kayaking, ranch tours, educational happy hours with inspiring speakers, Violet Crown Trail cleanups, and more.

Leadership Opportunities

EPIC members can apply to join the EPIC Leadership Council which is a group of members that help plan and lead events, recruit and welcome new members, market EPIC events on social media, and assist with Hill Country Conservancy outreach and fundraising.