It all started when a group of scuba divers in the Lake Travis area decided to make a difference. Instead of getting together for a recreational dive, they decided to get together for a day of pulling trash out from the waters of Lake Travis.
A few years later, the LCRA and the Colorado River Foundation decided to get on-board and help out with boat support and proper disposal of all the trash the divers had collected from the depths of the lake.
Because the waters of Lake Travis are constantly fluctuating, large amounts of trash become exposed during times of low water levels. Keep Austin Beautiful and Travis County joined forces and the Lake Travis shoreline was added to the cleanup effort. They helped organize the hundreds of volunteers that were ready to make a difference to one of the most valuable resources in the Lake Travis area.