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The Lake Travis Underwater Cleanup is the BIGGEST scuba diving and shoreline cleanup in Texas. Keep Austin Beautiful, Travis County, and Coloarado River Alliance annually invite 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!  

 

 

UNDERWATER AND SHORELINE CLEANUP 2014

 
Sunday, September 14, 2014
9:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.
 
  • Registration coming soon
  • See site list below for cleanup locations
  • For questions about volunteering, please contact Ivey Kaiser, Community Programs Coordinator, via email or at 512-391-0617 x 906.
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 2014

 
Sunday, September 14, 2014
11:00 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.
The Oasis on Lake Travis
 
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! 
  

Last year's Lake Travis Underwater Cleanup:

 

New lake levels have changed the shorelines of Lake Travis, but thanks to the Annual Lake Travis Underwater Cleanup, every mile of Lake Travis is cleaned annually.

On Sunday, September 15th, 2013, 1,015 volunteers geared up with wetsuits, oxygen 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