Lake Travis Underwater Cleanup

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 11 Travis County Parks around the lake. The cleanup is followed by a volunteer thank-you party & is a great event for ALL ages! RAIN OR SHINE!

$200,000 Lake Cleanup Commences

Shoreline Development and Chapman Marine begin cleanup effort to remove navigational and safety hazards along the waters edge as part of the LCRA's Board approval to clean the lake bottom.

Protect Lake Travis Association begins pre-event cleanup

The PLTA along with volunteers from Volente organize their own community cleanup in preparation for the 15th annual LTUC. In addition, the association signed on as a contributing sponsor for the 2009 event.

4th Annual Lake Travis Underwater Cleanup

More than 600 divers gathered trash from the bottom of Lake Travis and 75 tackled the shoreline. Seventeen diving teams signed up for the event, giving it the highest number of participanting teams since its inaugural cleanup in 1995. Results: 675 Total Volunteers 5.52 Tons of total trash removed

1st Annual Lake Travis Underwater Cleanup

The Lake Travis Underwater Cleanup begins with just a few dive shops and recreational divers seeking to turn their passion into environmental stewardship; ensuring their passion for diving will last for years to come. Little did they know, their efforts would turn in to the largest underwater and lake shore line cleanup in Texas. With the thought of improving the underwater view, divers approached the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) and the Friends of the Colorado River Foundation in 1995 to solicit their support for a cleanup of underwater areas at Lake Travis. In that first year, 300 volunteers collected 120 large bags of trash and 900 pounds of scrap metal.

LCRA Board approves $200,000 Lake Travis lake bottom cleanup

The LCRA Board approved agenda item #38 to disburse funds of $200,000 from the Flood Disaster Recovery Fund to clean up navigational and environmental hazards on Lake Travis.

Lake Cleanup's First Phase Exceeds 50 tons of Trash

Two weeks and 50 tons of trash later, the Lower Colorado River Authority's barge and crane operators are bringing an end to to first phase of Keep Travis Clean 2000 - a Lake Travis cleanup of unprecedented proportions. Barge and crane cleanup crews pulled from the lake's water debris that included: 15 boats, 12 boat docks, 8 vehicles, 5 refrigerators, and more than 250 metal drums.

6th Annual Lake Travis Underwater Cleanup

Expectations of nearly 800 volunteers at 10 sites.

Lake Travis at 16 year low

Lower than average lake levels have exposed potential navigational hazards, which become the primary issue driving cleanup efforts.

Tropical Storm Frances postpones 4th Annual LTUC

Tropical Storm Frances led the LCRA to postpone the annual cleanup effort.

LTUC recognized by PADI's Project Aware

Recognized by PADI's Project Aware Foundation as a first time organizer with a plaque and in the first quarter issue of PADI's Undersea Journal.

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