Bay Area Divers won most cans collected in 2006 & 2010 and it was a
record for most cans ever collected. In 2007 and 2009, we had a lot of
fun but didn't place. In 2008, Neil Lowery found a sunk a
landscape roller to place in most unusual and BAD managed to
place in most every category. As always, we had a great time. We
also cleaned up on the door prizes. We won all kinds of great
stuff but best of all, a couple of team members won trips. You
cannot ask for much more out of a day of diving, beer, BBQ and
Need a place to stay??
Join us for TrashFest 2011 in
New Braunfels TX on October 6st. We have a block of rooms at
off-season pricing for Sept. 30th and Oct. 1st at Heidelberg
Lodges -Section C - (830)625-9967.
Limited space so reserve early!
So far, it looks like we will field
several teams. You do
not have to be a diver to participate. Each team has both divers
and shore support people. This is an event for everyone.
1506 Winding Way, Ste 104
Friendswood, TX 77546
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. Pass this on to both your diving and non-diving friends.
Divers get wet and everyone else can help out. For information, contact the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce at
or online at
http://www.tgccdiving.org/trashfest/index.html For information on the Comal River visit
Unconfirmed Schedule of
08:00 AM - 10:00 AM Registration at Comal County Fairgrounds
Teams will be released for diving as soon as they have completed
registration. No waiting around for a meeting. You can register
any time between 8:00 and 10:00 AM. All team members must be
present (with C-Cards) to register.
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Diving in assigned areas of the Comal River
12:00 PM - 03:00 PM Diving in any part of the Comal River
12:00 PM - 04:00 PM Air fills will be provided by the New
Braunfels Fire Dept. at 169 S. Hill Ave
(please note - in the event of emergency, air fills will not be
03:00 PM All Trash Due at Check-In Site (Prince Solms Park)
05:00 PM - 08:00 PM Dinner at Fairgrounds followed by Awards and Door Prizes
This is a TEXAS GULF COAST COUNCIL OF DIVE CLUBS event
by the Texas Gulf Coast Council of Dive Clubs, City
of New Braunfels ,
Braunfels Parks &
OCTOBER 6, 20 12
New Braunfels, Texas
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!
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
You need not be a diver to participate, and kids are
welcome to join in.
TrashFest is gearing up for another great year. Please mark your
calendars and plan on joining us in New Braunfels. Please see the
Registration Info page for details.
Remember, the entry fee gets you not only a great day of diving and team
competition to win a coveted Super Scooper t-shirt, but also a BBQ dinner at the after party and a chance to
win one of the valuable door prizes. Last year's participants took home
over $40,000 in door prizes. Check back throughout the year to see as
sponsors and door prizes are added to this year's list.
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
visit us online at:
Team Requirements: Up to eight (8) people, no more than six (6)
divers in the water (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:
weight: anything man-made in the river.
Bottles, Cans, Cups: must be counted with judges supervision.
& Sunglasses: must be counted with the judges supervision.
Unusual Item (Adult): Age eighteen (18) years and older.
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
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).
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
Map to Trashfest in
New Braunfels, TX 78130
Click here for the
registration form ©
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