The Trail Foundation—a nonprofit that manages the Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail at Lady Bird Lake—announced Sept. 22 it is rebranding to The Trail Conservancy.

The name change more accurately reflects the organization’s role in protecting the trail, as it was formally recognized as the primary steward for the trail by the city of Austin in June.

The fortified name comes with new responsibilities, as the conservancy will now plant trees, implement trail edge maintenance and restore damaged parts of the ecosystem. It will also play a role in community engagement, offering volunteer opportunities and hosting live music events.

“The Trail Foundation has always been an incredible partner to the city of Austin and the Parks and Recreation Department—and I know their commitment to the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-And-Bike Trail will remain steadfast as they begin this new era as The Trail Conservancy,” said Kimberly McNeeley, director of the Parks and Recreation Department, in a press release. “We look forward to many years of continued collaboration on our shared goal to beautify and expand the trail.” 855-448-7245.