Did You Know? A dripping faucet can waste 5 to 8 gallons of water a day in your home and a leaking toilet can waste even more! It’s a good idea to hunt down any drips during EPA’s Fix a Leak Week, March 20 through 26, 2017. Remember, though, you can find and fix leaks inside and outside your home to save valuable water and money all year long. Continue reading
Mark your calendars… the Precinct 3 Recycling Facility is offering Montgomery County residents the chance to dispose of all recyclable and hazardous household materials free of charge this Saturday!
You are probably aware that plastic grocery bags are recyclable – just bring them back to the grocery store. But did you also know that many other plastic films can also be included? Continue reading
Spring has arrived! Carolina jessamine vines are showering the pathways with their blooms, Mexican plum flowers are bursting out and litter is very visible in the greenbelts! Continue reading
One person’s weeds are the ingredients of Mark “Merriwether” Vorderbruggen’s gourmet salad! Join The Woodlands Township Environmental Services Department for a virtual adventure in wild dining at the next Walk in the Woods Nature Lecture. Continue reading
An abundance of brown plant material has been provided by the January freeze. Creating a space in the landscape to store and hold this material for composting can serve as an asset for homeowners. Continue reading
We’ve all gotten the message loud and clear – recycle, Recycle, RECYCLE! Recycling saves energy, water and natural resources, and reduces pollution. It’s the right thing to do. But, did you know that recycling right is just as important as recycling often? Continue reading
Each year a growing number of residents renew their love for our community by giving back – they adopt a path, plant trees in common areas or become involved in the Great American Cleanup! Continue reading
In the next few weeks, when spring is here to stay, wildlife babies—squirrels, bunnies, song birds and large mammals—will begin to make an appearance in our wooded community. Feeding those growing forest babies is a full-time job for wildlife parents. Continue reading
Learn quick and easy ways to distinguish snakes at the Environmental Services Department’s upcoming Walk in the Woods Nature Lecture. Join Matt Abernathy, an expert in snake behavior and identification, as he presents Local Snakes 101 Thursday evening at 7 p.m. in the L.G.I. Lecture Hall at McCullough Junior High School.
Recent freezing temperatures resulted in damage to the more tender landscape plants in our area. Before removing and placing this damaged plant material curbside for green waste pickup, consider how this plant material can become an asset to your landscape. Composting this material will create a rich organic soil amendment which benefits both container and landscape plants. Continue reading
Harmless snake or venomous species? Most people can identify a ribbon or garter snake; but, when they see a little Texas brown snake, they may think: baby copperhead! Learn quick and easy ways to distinguish snakes at the Environmental Services Department’s upcoming Walk in the Woods Nature Lecture. Continue reading
Community tree planting is an opportunity for involvement and empowerment bringing all cultures, ages and genders together to work toward a common goal. Each February, The Woodlands Township, along with Environmental Services Department, invites the community to share the spirit of reforestation by volunteering to plant trees!
Aspiring to produce delicious home-grown tomatoes is the goal of many gardeners. Perhaps the most popular garden vegetable in our area, tomatoes can be challenging to grow in our climate. Beginning and veteran gardeners alike are invited to learn valuable tomato gardening skills at a free Advanced Vegetable Gardening seminar next month! Continue reading