Have you noticed the hints of holiday cheer on our pathways? Even the much maligned yaupon holly tree is a standout now! The females of the species produce prolific bright red berries that contribute to the festive landscape while providing a banquet for our winter birds. Continue reading
It’s that time of year for oak, sweet gum, ash, sycamore and other deciduous trees to begin losing their leaves. With a little assistance, fallen leaves can be transformed into wonderful free compost for the garden. Filled with nutrients, leaves are a free source of organic matter and an important ingredient to be added to your compost bin. Continue reading
After you’ve enjoyed your deep fried Thanksgiving turkey, you probably have wondered what to do with those gallons of accompanying grease. While it may seem harmless to pour your used oil down the drain or in the garbage, dumping any amount of cooking oil can harm wildlife and damage your local sewage systems… that’s why we suggest recycling it!
Thank goodness for volunteers! So many of the events we love are only possible because of those who dedicate their time and energy. Volunteering in The Woodlands Township is a tradition of caring, sharing and giving that transcends generations. Yet, there are always those new to participating – starting their own traditions of involvement. Continue reading
As you plan your Thanksgiving holiday, please remember that there will be no waste or recycling collection on Thursday, November 24, 2016. Continue reading
Recycle beyond the ordinary when The Woodlands Township celebrates America Recycles Day at the 3R Bazaar on Saturday, November 12th! Continue reading
Get the details on The Woodlands Township’s community effort to conserve water, the annual Water-Wise Village Challenge… Continue reading
From the chorus of songbirds at dawn to the owl’s evening call, birds are a link to time and seasons. Nature writer Gary Clark makes connections as he weaves the story, What Birds Tell Us, at the next Walk in the Woods Nature Lecture. Continue reading
From toothbrushes and watches to power tools and toys—batteries power our lives. In fact, Americans purchase 6.4 billion batteries every year to run the gizmos, gadgets and technology that we use daily; 80% percent are single-use! Continue reading
Paper remains the most recycled of household waste material and can easily be recycled in your curbside cart! Continue reading
From the essentials of healthy soil to the principles of landscape design, The Woodlands Township’s free Gardening 102: Transforming Landscapes seminar on Saturday, October 22, 2016, offers a guide for creating beautiful landscapes that flourish despite extremes of temperature, drought and seasonal flooding. Join two recognized experts of easy-care gardening – Bob Dailey and Flo Hannah – for best practices in developing water-thrifty yards that are also user-friendly.
Did you know the average American uses 100 gallons of water per day at home? Unfortunately, demand is not sustainable and we are moving toward a future with unpredictable water availability. In an effort to conserve water, residents of The Woodlands Township are once again encouraged to participate in the annual Water-Wise Village Challenge.
What is your dream landscape? Is it manicured or free flowing? Does it require regular irrigation or is it drought tolerant? Is it a place for people and nature? Find inspiration to re-envision your landscape at the next Gardening 102 seminar, Transforming Landscapes: Trends and Traditions. Continue reading
Whether by planting native plants, providing feeders, leaving snags or adding nest boxes, even small backyards can add critical habitat for resident and migrating birds. Re-envision your landscape with Sarah Flournoy, program manager with Houston Audubon Society, at the next Walk in the Woods Nature Lecture. Continue reading
The Woodlands Township Environmental Services Department offers free outdoor composting classes once a month between October and March. Join us to learn and practice new composting skills, meet other like-minded residents, and return to your backyard ready to create useful compost!