Human impact on water resources and the aquatic life it supports really hits home as many of us head to lakes, rivers and beaches for vacation this summer. The Woodlands Township Environmental Services Department invites teens and kids to halt the tide by participating in any of three summer litter programs.
Did You Know? Eighty percent of litter found in our oceans traveled from locations on land via our creeks, bayous and rivers! Micro-litter and cigarette butts may seem insignificant but become a big problem concentrated in our waterways.
Participate in a Scavenger Hunt!
A summer scavenger hunt – Look Out for Litter – is a free, fun, outdoor family activity any three weeks between June 15 and August 15. For kids 18 and under. To register or print a litter log, visit The Woodlands Township website or call 281-210-3927.
- Simply pledge to pick-up 3 pieces of litter per day for 3 weeks.
- Complete a daily log of the items.
- Submit the log to Environmental Service to receive a t-shirt (while supplies last) and be entered into a drawing for additional prizes!
Join the Cigarette Butt Brigade!
- Fill plastic bags with cigarette butts you find in the community.
- Bring your bags to Environmental Services Office (8203 Millennium Forest Drive) to receive a free t-shirt (while supplies last) and be entered into a drawing for additional prizes!
- The Township has an ongoing partnership with Terracycle, who recycles and composts the cigarette butts and records the quantity we send. See how cigarette butts are being recycled into park benches or to make better, cleaner bricks.
Clean the Planet by Going Social!
Discover how to “use technology to clean a planet” – a social media campaign that can help us start gathering data about our community’s litter profile by taking photos of individual pieces of litter on Instagram (@#litterati). Get inspired at www.litterati.org.