AUSTIN, Texas — A record number of volunteers signed up for the 25th annual Lake Travis Clean Up event Sept. 15.
The one time event is the group's largest event of the year.
Executive Director Melissa Miller said volunteers helped to rid Lake Travis of tons of waste, which helps protect the area's drinking water.
Miller said every year, there is a contest among the volunteers to find the most unique piece of trash. This year, the first-place winner found a wedding ring. The second-place winner found a jet ski.
In 2018, the group found items such as mattresses, refrigerators and a cash register.
The Colorado River Alliance also cleans creeks throughout the year.
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