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The Lake Travis Underwater Cleanup is the BIGGEST scuba diving and shoreline cleanup in Texas. The event invites several hundred certified scuba divers and shoreline volunteers to help round-up trash from the bottom of Lake Travis and ten Travis County Parks around the lake. The event is great for all ages and will occur rain or shine! 

 

2013 Results!

New lake levels have changed the shorelines of Lake Travis, but thanks to the Annual Lake Travis Underwater Cleanup, every mile of Lake Travis was cleaned. On Sunday, September 15th, 1,015 volunteers geared up with wetsuits, oxygen tanks, trash bags, and gloves to clean Lake Travis above and below water.  The value of their time totals $55,018, plus the $20 bill found during the cleanup at Starnes Island.
 
Event Held on Sunday, September 15, 2013
Cleanup 9:00AM – 11:00AM  |  Volunteer Party 11:30 – 1:00PM
  • 21 total cleanup sites
  • 1,015 volunteers (434 Divers, 436 shoreline, and 82 party volunteers)
  • 2,485 volunteer hours
  • 1.6 tons of litter removed
  • 1,240 pounds of litter recycled
  • $55,018 worth of volunteer hours!
From the shoreline and depths of Lake Travis, volunteers found everything from common keys, glasses, cell phones (including iPhones), pull tabs, a boat motor, and shoes to more bizarre tweezers, a 20-year-old cassette tape, men’s whitey tighty underwear, a crankshaft, and a stainless steel grill. But the most unusual shoreline item of all, a pink flamingo cemented in a bucket, was found by Pack 205, who won a two-hour chartered sailing trip prize for their find.
 
Shoreline Volunteer Sites Dive Volunteers Sites
  • Little Devil's Cove
  • Bob Wentz at Windy Point
  • Cypress Creek Wall
  • Gun Hollow
  • Starnes Island (North, South, East)
  • Oasis Bluff (Tom Hughes)
  • Mansfield Dam
  • Hippie Hollow (East, West)
 
Volunteer Thank You Party
After the cleanup, volunteers headed over to The Oasis on Lake Travis for the Volunteer Appreciation Party featuring free lunch, live music, Finley the Fish’s dance moves, kids’ activities, and door prizes! 
 
Follow the fun by entering #cleanlaketravis on Facebook or Twitter. Post photos with the hash tag by today for the chance to win a one-hour party barge rental from Aquaholics.
 
Contact: Cora via email or call 512.391.0622 for questions.

 

 

PARTNERS

 

2013 Event Sponsors

 

 Brown Distribution Company |  H-E-B  |  Waste Management

 

Dive Shops & Clubs
Deep Blue Sea  |  Dive World Austin  |  Lake Travis Scuba
Oak Hill Scuba  |  Pisces Dive Club  |  Scubaland Adventures
TCEU Volunteer Dive Team  |  Tom’s Dive & Swim  | U.T. Scuba Club
Travis County Sheriff Lake Patrol & Dive Team  | Water Explorers of Texas
 
Boat Donors
Aquaholics  |  Beach Front Boat Rentals  |  Daybreak Boat Rentals
Just for Fun Watercraft Rental  |  Lakeway Marina
 VIP Marina  |  Volente Boat Club

 

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