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Keep Austin Beautiful, Travis County, and Colorado River Alliance team up annually for the biggest scuba diving and shoreline cleanup in Texas. Cleanup are followed by a volunteer party featuring free lunch, music, and children's activities. All volunteers receive a free t-shirt! 


Sunday, September 13, 2014
9:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.
  • Register here -Check back next August for 2015 details. - to volunteer along a park shoreline or at the volunteer appreciation party
  • For information about registering as a dive capitan or volunteer, click here
  • See site list below for cleanup locations
  • For questions about volunteering, please email or call Erin at 512-391-0617 x 706
Shoreline Volunteer Sites
DiveVolunteers Sites
  • Arkansas Bend
  • Bob Wentz at Windy Point
  • Cypress Creek
  • Low Water Crossing
  • Mansfield Dam Park
  • Mansfield Dam Overlook
  • Pace Bend
  • Sandy Creek
  • Tom Hughes
  • Hippie Hollow
  • Starnes Island (North, South, East)
  • Sometimes Island
  • Oasis Bluff (Tom Hughes)
  • Bob Wentz at Windy Point
  • Hippie Hollow (East, West)
  • Mansfield Dam

Volunteer Thank You Party

Sunday, September 14, 2014
11:00 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.
The Oasis on Lake Travis, 6500 Comanche Trail, 78732
After the cleanup, join us at The Oasis on Lake Travis for the Volunteer Appreciation Party featuring free lunch, live music, Finley the Fish’s dance moves, kids’ activities, most unique object contest, and door prizes!    
To volunteer at the party, please register here. Volunteer tasks include serving food, handing out t-shirts, and bringing Finley the Fish to life!

Last year's Lake Travis Underwater Cleanup:


On Sunday, September 15th, 2013, 1,015 volunteers geared up with wetsuits, scuba tanks, trash bags, and gloves to clean Lake Travis above and below water. From the shoreline and depths of Lake Travis, volunteers collected 1.6 tons of trash finding 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. The value of volunteer time (2,500 hours) totals $55,000, plus the $20 bill found during the cleanup at Starnes Island.

View results from past events: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, and 2008