The Lake Travis Cleanup began in 1994 as an informal gathering of divers in the Lake Travis area who turned their recreational diving ventures into a small-scale cleanup effort.
Due to the popularity of the program, the LCRA and the Colorado River Alliance became involved a few years later to help facilitate boat support and proper waste disposal. The event is now managed by a partnership among the Colorado River Alliance and Travis County.
Local dive volunteers, shoreline volunteers, and watercraft volunteers gather to collect an average of 5 tons of trash from the bottom of Lake Travis and 11 Travis County Parks around the lake, while also helping to raise public awareness of the importance of Lake Travis and the Colorado River watershed.
We look forward to building upon the success of this community conservation effort again this year. This annual event has tremendous impact on the health and vitality of the Texas Colorado River.
Since the program began, more than 18,000 community volunteers have come together to remove over 108 tons of trash from Lake Travis.