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The Butler Trail will always be public parkland and will always belong to the people. To serve our city in all its diversity, the Trail must be a welcoming and engaging place for everyone. And the support of Trail users like you helps to do just that by protecting, enhancing, and connecting The Trail at Lady Bird Lake for the benefit of all. 

The Trail Conservancy is committed to improving, maintaining, and operating the Trail to ensure that future generations can continue to enjoy one of our city’s most treasured attractions. 

People like you, who care about this natural sanctuary, can help. Join us! Get involved by becoming a member, volunteering, or attending an event. 

There are so many ways to give to The Trail Conservancy. We are a non-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our IRS EIN remains 87-0699956, as established under the original name, the Town Lake Trail Foundation.

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Become a Member

Donate any amount, and you'll automatically become part of our community of members. Members play an essential role because their contributions fill funding gaps. Donors can choose from several year-long membership tiers.

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Volunteers amplify our efforts to improve the Trail by helping to weed, collect seeds, remove invasive plant species, and other ecological activities.

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Adopt the Trail

Members can choose to leave a lasting memory or place of reflection on the Trail by adopting a bench or installing a commemorative brick.

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Sponsor the Trail

Give back to the Trail in a special way. Sponsor or co-sponsor a project or event such as our annual Maudie's Moonlight Margarita Run or gala Twilight on the Trail.

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Corporate Partnerships

“Day in the Dirt” offers corporations a customizable volunteer day that promotes team building and environmental stewardship.

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Tip the Trail

Nearly 5 million visits every year; imagine what we could accomplish if everyone who tipped $1 for each time they visited the Trail!

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Attend an Event

Join us in fun! We host fundraising events yearly, including Maudie's Moonlight Margarita 5K Fun Run and Twilight on the Trail gala.

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Donate Today

Make a donation today online by clicking on the button below, or mail a check to: The Trail Conservancy, PO Box 6332, Austin TX 78762.

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Support the Trail

Consider a gift through ACH, an IRA Rollover, gifts of stock, or your estate. Contact Jessie Stewart, CDO, to discuss your options.


Phone: 855-448-7845