Everybody wants to save the world. What’s your plan?  

So many projects, so little time. But let’s tackle one of the big ones together, starting with a world-saving action that’s also a great way to be Community Scientists right here in our hometown.  

The Woodlands Township Environmental Services Department is the local Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) Affiliate. In partnership with KTB, we help gather data to target messaging about how litter pollutes and contaminates our environment, especially our waterways!  

How do we do it? 

After collecting escaped trash from around the Township, it’s audited! Literally sorting and counting all the items collected. The resulting data is reported into KTB’s TxLitter Database. 

More and more neighborhood, civic, social, and employee groups are joining scout troops, school environmental clubs, and nonprofit organizations in this important effort to reduce the amount of litter in our parks and green spaces. You and your own family group of Community Scientists can help. 

Join the effort! 

Come be a part of saving the world by collecting valuable data while Keeping The Woodlands Beautiful! On Saturday, October 21, meet your neighbors at the Grogan’s Mill Shopping Center to remove and audit litter and trash! We’ll start at 8am with about 30 minutes of collecting, and then sort and tally items for reporting – likely wrapping up around 9:30 a.m. 

The Environmental Services Department will provide trash grabbers, collecting bags, vinyl gloves, and scales to weigh what we find. Staff will explain the sorting and counting procedures and assist with accurate tallies. The report will be submitted to the TxLitter Database. It will expand the statistics to target messaging about the health issues for our ecosystems, and all of us who live in them, that result from trash on the landscape and in our waterways.

Registration is required to participate. Use this link to find full details and sign up:

For questions, contact enviro@thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov or call 281-210-3800. 

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