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Love Lady Bird Lake but hate the Styrofoam washed up along its shoreline? Join Team KAB, Watershed Protection and Samsung in an increased effort to put the finishing touches on this beautiful asset to our community. Clean Lady Bird Lake is a partnership made possible thanks to generous funding and assistance from Samsung and Watershed Protection.

Large Scale Cleanups

KAB organizes large-scale cleanups every other month to help clean litter from the lake. Volunteers can opt to assist from the shoreline or from watercrafts. This is a great volunteer opportunity for groups and individuals alike! See photos of volunteers in action!

2014 cleanups scheduled for the 2nd Saturday of every other month, except October: click on the below dates for more information and to sign up. Links are activated when registration is open for particular date.


  • One-Time Cleanups: Anyone can do their part to keep Lady Bird Lake clean. KAB will provide all of the cleanup supplies, arrange to have the full trash bags collected, and can help you find the perfect spot on the lake to cleanup. Click here to get started.
  • Runner’s Rubbish Report: Runners send in reports of where the trash is currently located around the lake, so volunteers know exactly where to clean up. Click here to learn more.
  • Property Owner’s Partnership: Own property along the lake and want to demonstrate your commitment to keeping it beautiful? Join our list of property owners who commit to making regular cleanups of the portion of lake bordering their property part of a standard grounds maintenance plan. Email Ladye Anne for more information.
  • Adopt-a-Creek: Dozens of creeks have already been adopted throughout Austin, and cleanups along those creeks catch trash before it makes its way to the lake. Adopt your very own creek.
  • Rapid Rain Responders: A team of volunteers use their own boats to tackle trash that floods into the lake after rainstorms. If you'd like to join this dynamic team, fill out our volunteer application and enter Rapid Rain Responder in the "other" field.

Background - While Lady Bird Lake tops many people’s list of places to take visitors, it also tops the list of places about which KAB gets trash complaint calls. Nine watersheds (Eanes, Barton, West Bouldin, East Bouldin, Blunn, Harpers Branch, Johnson, Shoal, & Waller) flow into the lake and after every storm an increase in trash on the lake’s surface is apparent as trash washes from the streets --> storm drains --> creeks --> lake. Over the years, KAB has regularly organized cleanups of the lake and thousands of volunteers have pitched in to pick up trash. 


Wondering about the abundance of plant growth in Lady Bird Lake? Watch this video to learn about Cabomba.



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For more information contact Ladye Anne via email or at 512.391.0617 x 905; or fill out our volunteer application and select the Lady Bird Lake option.


For donations, please email Cora or call 512.391.0622.










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