The SAIL Pathfinders joined some 900 other volunteers Sep. 15 for the 19th annual Lake Travis Underwater Cleanup. All told, volunteers under water and along the shoreline picked up more than three tons of trash this year. Because the lake level was so low, there was a vast swath of new shoreline to clean, covered with litter normally found only by the divers. The SAILs found plenty of trash, including pieces of old docks, a water tank, a rudder, and even an arrowhead. Although we did not go out on the boat this year, it was still a great way to spend a Sunday morning helping keep our lakes and water supplies cleaner than we found them.
Images by L. Peckham, C. Ludgate, H. Baker, R. Baker