AUSTIN (KXAN) – An Austin man is stepping as much as clear up in style spots alongside Woman Hen Lake.
Dustin McInvale says he was fed up with all of the graffiti below the Barton Springs Street bridge he paddle boards below.
“Ugly, actually vulgar graffiti,” McInvale mentioned. “This space means loads to me and I’m down right here loads.”
McInvale says over the previous few months, the graffiti has continued to worsen.
“There has all the time been slightly bit, however there was a dramatic improve this summer season,” he mentioned.
McInvale wished to do one thing, so he determined to repair the difficulty himself.
“I wished to revive it and I knew I may do it with just a bit little bit of time and vitality,” he mentioned.
McInvale and his girlfriend began Blind Sally’s, a paddle board firm on Woman Hen Lake, and utilizing one of many paddle boards, he went to work. After about three hours, and half a can of paint, the graffiti was gone.
“It appears like an obligation,” McInvale mentioned. “Being in Austin, I’ve all the time felt this fashion.”
McInvale says with the COVID-19 pandemic, enterprise hasn’t gone as deliberate for his firm, however some issues have their very own rewards.
“Regardless that I may not be financially the place I’m at, or the enterprise isn’t the place I need it to be, that doesn’t imply I shouldn’t exit and do my easy responsibility to assist out the neighborhood,” McInvale mentioned.
As soon as a month, his firm spends the day choosing up trash alongside Woman Hen Lake.
The following free trash cleanup can be Oct. 17. There are 10 spots accessible. You possibly can join by reaching out to Blind Sally’s on their web site, and people who assist earn a $20 credit score for a future paddle boat tour.