September Events: Lake Travis’ Annual Underwater (and Shoreline) Clean-Up!

Lake.Travis.Underwater.CleanupThe annual 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 from Falcon Pointe to Rob Roy to help round-up trash from the bottom of Lake Travis and 11 Travis County Parks around the lake! The cleanup is followed by a volunteer thank-you party, and is a wonderful event for ALL ages! RAIN OR SHINE!  


This year’s event will be held on Sunday, September 23rd, 2012. Registration opens soon on the Keep Austin Beautiful website!

Cleanup Shoreline: 9:00a.m. – 11:00a.m.

Cleanup Dive Teams: 8:00a.m.- 11:00a.m.

Volunteer Party: 11:30a.m. – 1:00p.m.


Shoreline Volunteers – help clean one of the following parks:

-Arkansas Bend

-Bob Wentz at Windy Point

-Cypress Creek

-Low Water Crossing

-Mansfield Dam

-Mansfield Dam Overlook

-Mary Quinlan

-Pace Bend

-Sandy Creek

-Selma Hughes

-Hippie Hollow (18 and older only)

Dive Volunteers – help clean one of the following sites:

(divers must provide their own dive gear and tanks)

-Big & Little Devil’s Cove

-Arkansas Bend Park

-Bob Wentz at Windy Point

-Cypress Creek Wall

-Starnes Island

-Mansfield Dam

-West Point (Sandy Creek)

-Hippie Hollow (18 and older only)

Party Volunteers – help make the party happen!

-Get a free t-shirt, lunch, and the chance to win some great door prizes by volunteering at Carlos’ N Charlie’s.


Click here to view the 2012 Lake Travis Underwater Clean-Up sites on Google Maps.


The 2010 Lake Travis Underwater Cleanup Tallied…

-765 Volunteers (254 divers, 440 shoreline cleaners, 71 party volunteers)

-1.14 TONS of Trash Collected

-$29,850 worth of Volunteer Hours

-Most Unique Objects Found by Divers Included: a grill with a jar of queso inside it


Diamond Sponsor

Applied Materials


Platinum Sponsors


Silicon Laboratories

Gold Sponsors

Allied Waste

Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics

Organics by Gosh

Silver Sponsors




PMB Helin & Donovan


Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol

Texas Disposal Systems

Waste Management

Zanfel Laboratories, Inc.

Bronze Sponsors

Brown Distributing Co.

The Austin American-Statesman

The Great Outdoors

Swank Audio Visuals


Randall’s Food Market

Tokyo Electron

Government Sponsors

City of Austin, Austin Resource Recovery

City of Austin, Watershed Protection Department

Travis County


Contact or call (512)391-0622!  

Don’t miss the 2012 Lake Travis’ Annual Underwater (and Shoreline) Clean-Up!

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