The Environmental Services Department is excited to invite residents to participate in a Water-Wise Challenge!
Pledge today and earn triple points for your village!
To become water-wise, residents pledge to turn off sprinklers for a 6-month period from October 15, 2017 through April 15, 2018. To pledge, submit online or in person at the Environmental Services Department located at 8203 Millennium Forest Drive (77381).
How does your village win the challenge?
One pledge per household will earn a point for their village. The three water-wise villages that receive the most pledges will earn a cash donation for their scholarship fund from program sponsors.
Early pledges receive bonus points!
Triple points: Pledge made today until October 31, 2017.
Double points: Pledge made between November 1 – December 31, 2017.
Single point: Pledge made between January 1 – April 15, 2018.
Did you know?
Turf grass, particularly St. Augustine, naturally goes dormant during winter months and uses all available energy to grow and strengthen the root system, resulting in healthier spring lawns. Lawn watering accounts for up to 80 percent of the water usage by residents of The Woodlands Township during the peak summer months. Turning off automated sprinkler systems over the winter has helped to reduce total water usage significantly over the past five years.
Please visit us online or call the Environmental Services Department at 281-210-3800.
Noticed all the orange popping up these days?
That’s the sign that curbside textile recycling has begun. So join the crowd, fill up your orange bags, and set them out beside your carts.
Simple Recycling automatically picks up your bag on your regular solid waste service day – no ordering necessary! They even leave a replacement bag for the next round.
It’s that simple.
Textiles in any condition are accepted, along with shoes, books, toys, and housewares. Everything is re-used or recycled – reducing materials placed in landfill.
Didn’t receive a bag in the mail or need extras? You can request them online or call 866-835-5068.
Consider donating your quality items to a charity. Then stuff the rest in your orange bag and set it out.
For more information on the program, simply visit Simple Recycling online or contact The Woodlands Township Environmental Services Department, 281-210-3800.
Getting outside is a good thing. Learning about local nature is great! This fall, the Environmental Services Department is offering a new series of Nature Exploration Walks at The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park. Residents are invited to come out for a leisurely walk along the nearby trails with a trained naturalist to learn more about the most common wildlife in our area.
Did you know? “There is a rapidly growing body of studies which show that people are healthier when they spend time in nature. Connecting with the natural world – whether it is in your backyard, out on the lake, or exploring a forest – has been shown to improve a wide range of mental and physical conditions. Conditions such as dementia, asthma, depression, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, diabetes, and many others respond to time in nature. Physicians are rapidly learning about the benefits and have begun prescribing nature to their patients as a component of treatment and wellness.” Daniel Porter, Medical Director, Lone Star Family Health Center.
Join in for the health of it! Bring the family and discover what nature has to offer! The walks are FREE, but registration is required. Click on the links to learn more and register today!
- September 16, from 9 to 11 a.m.: Who Lives in the Woods?
- October 14, from 9 to 11 a.m.: Wings and Things: Tree Dwellers
- November 4, from 6 to 8 p.m.: Wet-footed Friends: Frogs and Toads
Discover nature at your backdoor with a full schedule of lectures and outdoor experiences, please visit Gardening and Nature Classes and Events offered by the Environmental Services Department.
As we step into the future, we must find a solution for the disposal of our technological artifacts! In the spirit of targeting recycling oddities, The Woodlands Township Environmental Services Department has selected CD and DVD disks and jewel cases for the annual Village Recycling Challenge at 3R Bazaar on Saturday, November 11, 2017. Continue reading
Fall–our most productive gardening season–provides an opportunity to grow fresh lettuce and other cool season vegetables! Pleasant temperatures are an added incentive to plant a garden in fall. Continue reading
The Woodlands Township is now offering an additional free and EASY way to recycle textiles, shoes and housewares. And, it’s happening right at the curb on your regular solid waste service day! Collection begins the week of July 31.
The Woodlands Township reminds residents to drain after rain and leave mosquitoes high and dry! Recent heavy rains coupled with the first confirmed reports of West Nile virus in mosquitoes from The Woodlands make it doubly important to eliminate standing water from your yard.
If it’s summer, someone is swimming, fishing, boating, or cooling off with a beverage in an ice-filled glass. WATER! There are a thousand wonderful and special things connecting us to water in the summer! Continue reading
Summer brings parties, picnics and eating on-the-go! What better time to review our disposable habits! Plastic Free July highlights how our short-term convenience choices can have long-term impacts.
The Woodlands Township Environmental Services Department reminds residents to take precautions to protect themselves and their loved ones from mosquito borne disease.
Residents are reminded to drain standing water, treat where water cannot be drained and most importantly–wear insect repellent!
Visit the Township’s Mosquito Abatement webpage for great resources and plenty of tips on how you can fight the bite!
To report mosquito issues, please contact The Woodlands Township Environmental Services Department at 281-210-3800.
Bothered by mosquitoes? Both nuisance and disease-carrying mosquitoes are more active during hot weather. The Woodlands Township urges residents to take precautions to protect themselves and loved ones from mosquito-borne diseases. Continue reading
Residents are reminded that there will be no interruption or delay of solid waste services over the Fourth of July holiday. Continue reading
Mosquito Awareness Week, June 25 to July 1, 2017, is not so much a celebration as an opportunity to increase your mosquito IQ!
Did you know that there is a good mosquito? Meet one very large mosquito that you Continue reading
Life happens, and we’ve all got stuff! We get transferred across the country, send the youngest off to college, remodel, downsize and clean out the garage–and it all generates stuff! Continue reading
Butterflies, bumblebees, hummingbirds, moths and other pollinators add life to the landscape and put food on the table! National Pollinator Week–June 19 to June 25, 2017– Continue reading