Watershed Management

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Report a Spill or Water Quality Concern

To report a spill or other water quality concern, please use our Report a Spill or Water Quality Concern form or contact the Watershed Team by phone at (830) 221-4020. You may also use these methods of communication to request information pertaining to past spills or other illicit discharges.

Resources & Information

2022 Dos Rios Watershed Cleanup - OCTOBer 8th, 2022

On October 8th, 2022, The City of New Braunfels will be hosting the 6th Annual Dos Rios Watershed Clean-up! There is no rain date for the event; event will be held RAIN OR SHINE. Here is the plan for the event:  

  • Participants will arrive the Headwaters at the Comal where we will set up our event headquarters for the morning. We will have the headquarters set up from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. for getting started anytime during that timeframe.
  • After arriving at the Headwaters at the Comal, participants will sign in, select their clean-up destination, and grab their participation gift, clean-up supplies, and breakfast. Participants can enjoy the beautiful surroundings at the Headwaters at the Comal facility then head out to the assigned clean-up locations.
    • Clean-up locations will include city parks and greenspaces. Participants can also suggest a clean-up location in their neighborhood or near their workplace that needs attention.
  • Participants will arrive at the locations and begin the watershed clean-up activities. Each clean-up location will have designated dumpsters or marked locations for trash bag collection once the participants finish gathering litter.
  • Once the clean-up activities are finished, participants are free to leave or stick around and continue to enjoy the beauty of our local natural resources. City staff will collect the bags of litter that have been gathered and ensure that they are disposed of properly.
  • Participants are advised to wear long pants and close-toed shoes for safety during the clean-up. Also, bring any sunscreen, bug spray, and additional drinks and snacks that you may need during the clean-up event.

We hope this year's clean-up can be a fun way to get out of the house, bond with your family and friends, and help keep our rivers clean and clear of trash.

In general, no pre-registration is necessary for this event, just show up and participate!

Are you interested in utilizing a raft to pick up litter on the Guadalupe River? Please contact us to arrange this prior to the event.

Questions about the event can be emailed to Phillip Quast, pquast@newbraunfels.gov, or call 830-221-4651.

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Map Links for Cleanup Locations:

Landa Park: https://goo.gl/maps/aNyxD5eTfWbWrvgP8

Prince Solms Park & Hinman Island Park: https://goo.gl/maps/QxyUEbPkimFwkMQM9

Cypress Bend Park: https://goo.gl/maps/nnjwufCML7z1brdd9

River Acres Park: https://goo.gl/maps/R25uHN5aCUur6Dqi8

Dry Comal Creek Nature Trail: https://goo.gl/maps/JbrSwb5Dg2QoVEBG9

County Line Memorial Trail, FM 1044 and W. County Line Road: https://goo.gl/maps/xpWtNjK52Ur1bMp98

County Line Memorial Trail, Kraft Park: https://goo.gl/maps/oGGmtng8uUtmom1V7

County Line Memorial Trail, Carroll "Udo" Hoffmann Park: https://goo.gl/maps/9EtpnFEby2GU5HCk7

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Adopt a Spot - Volunteer River Clean Up

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The City of New Braunfels is committed to preserving and protecting its local waterways. The Adopt-A-Spot River Clean-Up program serves to raise public awareness, educate citizens, and generate community involvement by adopting a spot along the river or in contributing areas to clean. 

Click Here to Adopt A Spot!

Why adopt?

  • A cleaner community
  • A healthier and safer environment for residents, visitors, and wildlife
  • A sense of community and pride for our city
  • A better place to live, work, and play

What will I get?

  • Guidance with the planning of your pickup and support from city staff every step of the way
  • A cleanup kit that includes: trash bags, gloves, grabbers, and a first aid kit

How do I do it?

Volunteer groups will be asked to complete a clean-up report after every event to give us a little insight into your findings, including most unusual item found, pounds of trash collected, wildlife observed, etc.