Keep Austin Beautiful – Ladybird Lake Cleanup


Date/Time : Saturday, 18 Oct 2014 - 9:00am - 11:00am | Add To Your Calendar
Location : Texas Rowing Center, 1541 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78703

RECAP: Another Win for ND this past Saturday!

The Irish had a winning team on Saturday, October 18th as a small group of energetic club members helped clean Lady Bird Lake by participating in the Keep Austin Beautiful waterway cleanup. Our volunteers pulled cans, bottles, styrofoam, tennis balls, and other various items from the river. “I find it both fun and challenging to see if I can steer the kayak into a specific area to get the things left behind people or washed downstream after a storm,” said one volunteer. Some of the unique items retrieved this month included a bat, a partially used 5-gallon drum of hydraulic fluid and a 12-foot segment of carpeting.

-If you have an interest in learning about more KAB volunteer opportunities, see http://www.keepaustinbeautiful.org
-If you’d like to coordinate a future cleanup for your friends and/or our greater ND family, find out how easy it is by contacting Nancy Carrales at ncarrales@yahoo.com

Join the Notre Dame Club of Austin for a waterway cleanup of Lady Bird Lake starting at Texas Rowing Center. Keep Austin Beautiful will provide all the supplies we need for a successful cleanup, and they take care of trash collection at the end! Boats will be provided by Texas Rowing Center.

If you love to kayak, or have always waned to try it out, this is a great opportunity to be out on the water and doing good for our wonderful city. Please be sure to dress for the weather and wear comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty or wet. Please bring and wear sun protection. Be sure to bring a full reusable water bottle and stay hydrated. This site is 16 and up only.

Volunteers are provided with a helpful site leader, cleanup supplies, snacks, and the person who finds the “Most Unusual Item” at each cleanup site will win a prize.

The KAB Lake Leader for this site will be Bill Morris of the Surfrider Foundation.

Address: Texas Rowing Center, 1541 W Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX 78703

A limited number of boats are available, confirmation (RSVP-Yes) needed prior to event date – please RSVP here. Please meet at above site 10 minutes prior to event start of 9AM.

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