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 'BAD' time!

TrashFest 2005

Presented by the Texas Gulf Coast Council of Dive Clubs, City of New Braunfels, New Braunfels Parks & Recreation Department

OCTOBER 1, 2005     New Braunfels, Texas

Just for fun, the council gathers once a year in scenic New Braunfels to clean the crystal clear Comal River after a season of tubers have "lost" literally tons of trash. You can be proud that this is one of the oldest environmental clean up campaigns in the nation --- we taught the rest of 'em how to do it, Texas style!

Why wait? If you would like to brush up on your diving skills, practice diving in the shortest river in Texas, enjoy the underwater view or just need to get wet, New Braunfels just can't be beat. Be sure to wear your Trashfest T-shirt, and it wouldn't hurt if you pass this on to both your diving and non-diving friends.

For information, contact the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce at
(800)572-2626 or online at For information on the Comal River visit:

Entry Fee - $15 per person, team of 8 - $100

Your Entry Fee includes your eligibility to participate in the clean-up and winning a coveted SUPER SCOOPER T-shirt (these can only be won), a fabulous B-B-Q dinner with beverages and a door prize ticket for a chance to win one of the numerous prizes. You need not be a diver to participate, and kids are welcome to join in.

Registration and Dinner will be held at the Comal County Fairgrounds, 701 E. Common St.
Weigh-in and Trash Collection will be at Prince Solms Park

For more information, contact:

Todd Rushing (409) 945-2670 
visit us online at:

Schedule of Activities:

8:00 AM—Registration Begins

10:00 AM—Contestants Meeting

11:00AM-1:00 PM—Collect Trash in Designated Areas

1:00 PM-3:00 PM—Collect Trash in any area of Comal River

5:00 PM—Dinner at Comal County Fairgrounds

6:00 PM—Awards Ceremony


  Team Requirements: Up to eight (8) people, no more than six (6) divers (divers must present C-Card) and two (2) non-divers to act as grounds crew. Teams must provide their own trash receptacles (mesh or plastic bags). All entrants will be assigned to a team if they do not already have a full team. Winning “Super Scooper” t-shirts will be awarded to first, second and third place teams.

   Everything collected must come out of the Comal River during the hours of competition. The grounds crews primary responsibility is to assist divers, but they may collect trash from along the river bank.

Category of Entries:
*     Aggregate weight: anything man-made in the river.
*     Most Bottles, Cans, Cups: must be counted with judges supervision.
*     Shoes & Sunglasses: must be counted with the judges supervision.
*     Most Unusual Item (Adult): Age eighteen (18) years and older.
*     Most Unusual Item (Youth): under age eighteen (18) years.

   You may enter by weight or item, but not both. Teams must choose at the weigh-in station which category they wish to enter.

Any un-sportsmanlike conduct will result in disqualification. The decision of the judges is final.

Multiple teams (up to three (3) teams, with a maximum of 24 people) may elect to draw one area of the river as a group:
a. Multiples must inform the judges in advance
b. Only one captain draws for the designated area for the entire group
c. Individual teams must not share or trade trash for the purpose of winning “Super Scooper” t-shirts. It is up to the captain of each team to see that trash is turned in seperately for each team in the group.

Getting to TrashFest

Coming from Houston: Exit I-10 at Seguin on Hwy 46 North. Stay on Hwy 46 North under I-35 (becomes Loop 337). Take Loop 337 to Common Street, then left. Registration will be held at the Comal County Fairgrounds on Common Street (on the right).
Coming from San Antonio or Austin: Exit I-35 at Hwy 46/Loop 337. Take Loop 337 to Common Street, then left. Registration will be held at the Comal County Fairgrounds on Common Street (on the right).

Registration and Awards Ceremony to be held at Comal County Fairgrounds. Trash collection to be held at Prince Solms Park, located at the end of East Common Street.

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