Big River Cleanup This Sunday AM

Big River Cleanup This Sunday AM

Hey Downtown pals — How about using a couple hours of your time this Sunday morning to help clean up the shores of Lady Bird Lake after the recent rains?

One option is to walk the edge of the waterline and pickup trash from the land. If you’d like to work it from the water itself, canoes and kayaks are also available (loaned by our local schools/clubs).

Trash bags and grabbers are provided at several staging areas along the river. The whole event is organized by Keep Austin Beautiful with help from the Sierra Club and many others.

Full details and registration can be found here.

It’s a great way to meet like-minded new folks and know that you are doing some true good for our water-loving lifestyle in Austin. There’s much more to the overall event that you can read about on the KAB link. See you there!

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Fred Schmidt is co-owner, with wife and business partner, Shelley Meyer, of longtime Downtown Austin retail stores Wild About Music Art & Gift Gallery (26 years) on Congress Ave, and Toy Joy (29 years) and Austin Rocks (5 years) in the 2nd Street District. Concurrently he is also Director of International Affairs at Capital Factory, Austin’s premier incubator/accelerator facility for startups, already located in the proposed new Innovation District in the northeast quadrant of Downtown. He has served as a past board member of the Downtown Austin Alliance (DAA), the Downtown Austin Neighborhood Association (DANA), and 6ixth Street Austin. He thinks this is one of the best places in the world to live, work and play! Disclaimer: The views expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not reflect the positions of any affiliated organizations.


  1. avatar Amber Gugino says:

    This looks like a great idea! On my calendar!

    • avatar Amber Gugino says:

      Registered for the cleanup at the shoreline starting at Auditorium Shores near South 1st St site!

  2. Using a kayak is a great way to get reach the myriad Powerade plastic bottles that can’t be reached from the shore due to vegetation overgrowth. BTW, kudos to Texas Rowing Center [amongst others] for contributing.

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