Earth Day Event

**REGISTRATION CLOSED​**

Join us this Earth Day - Friday, April 22nd - for one heck of a community-wide clean up along Lady Bird Lake! Volunteers will have the option to launch from one of two locations: Rowing Dock (West end) or Epic SUP (East end). From there, you’ll select whether you would like to pick up trash by boat or by walking trails along the river. This event is free to all, with advance registration required. All kayaks, SUPs and canoes will be provided. Our friends at Keep Austin Beautiful are providing all supplies.

As a part of your registration, you’ll receive a t-shirt, a goodie bag, and food and beverages - courtesy of our brand sponsors. Large prizes will be awarded throughout the day for those that bring back the most trash and the most unique item.

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Event Low Down

Determine your group size — the more, the merrier!

Choose a two-hour time slot: 8am, 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm

Provide the contact information of your trash captain (A.K.A. Party Leader)

Choose how you'd like to clean up this Earth Day — paddling via boat or on-foot!

Starting Locations

Select from one of two launch locations: Rowing Dock on the West end or Epic SUP on the East end of the lake. Both locations will be able to accommodate volunteers that are interested in paddling by boat and those who'd like to clean-up via land routes. For parking tips, visit our FAQs below.

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volunteer to be a trash captain!

We are looking for dedicated volunteers and team leaders to act as trash captains for groups as they navigate trash routes.

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Doing your part matters​

Being able to live and work in Austin - a place known for its lush green spaces and natural get-aways like Lady Bird Lake - is pretty darn amazing. Plus, as locals that reside in this magical place, we are lucky to benefit from its incredible growth. But - we also know we can't take this beautiful place for granted. It's time to join the clean-up club, y'all.

The average Texan produces 1,788 pounds of trash a year (4.9 lbs/day)

Austin has been the nation's fastest growing metro area for the past decade + has seen a significant increase in tourism

As more people flock to enjoy our outdoor spaces throughout the city, public trash can overflow & litter inevitably increases

Rain and wind often carries litter into storm drains, streams, canals, and rivers

With 60% of water pollution attributed to litter, these factors all contribute to the health of Austin's rivers and lakes
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can't make it to earth day?

Don't fret! Join the Kayak Clean Up Crew for our weekly lake clean ups, offered every Saturday. We'll donate the boat and supplies needed - you donate your time!

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Is your brand interested in joining the Earth Day Kayak Clean Up Crew? Give us a shout!

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Event FAQ

Is there an age minimum for this event?

We recommend younger children are accompanied by their parent/legal guardian. Children under the age of 18 will have to have their parent or legal guardian sign their waiver. This event is for children 6 years and up.

What will be provided to volunteers?

All volunteers will be provided with all the supplies required to clean up (trash bags, grabbers, gloves). For volunteers that are paddling, you will be provided with a kayak, SUP, or canoe, in addition to a life jacket and paddles. Volunteers will also receive an event goodie bag, which will include a participant t-shirt, and several other fun goodies!

When should I arrive?

Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your designated time slot to ensure you have enough time to receive detailed instruction from your team lead and can be properly fitted for a life jacket, paddle and boat (if paddling).

Do I get to choose my own boat?

We will do our best to put you in your boat of choice. We do recommend double kayaks or canoes if you are volunteering with friends or family members. Single kayaks and SUPs will be given to those paddling solo.

How will I know where to go?

We have two launch locations for the event: Rowing Dock (on the West side) and Epic SUP (on the East side). When you initially fill out the volunteer form, you will be prompted to choose a location.

Where should I park?

If your launch location is at Rowing Dock, parking will be best under Mopac bridge. For those launching from Epic SUP, there are several options for public street parking.

Can I bring my own boat and still participate?

Yes, but you must register in advance. Please email info@rowingdock.com to confirm your participation.