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
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
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
On my daily walk, I often muse…if everyone would pick up just one piece of litter each day, our community would be a cleaner, greener place. Continue reading
The Woodlands Township reminds residents that all solid waste services in the community will occur as usual over the Memorial Day holiday and the week following Monday, May 29, 2017. There will be no interruption or delay of services.
Note: The only holidays that will affect residential trash and recycling collection in 2017 are: Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 23) and Christmas Day (Monday, December 25).
Reminder: If your holiday celebration generates more trash than the 96-gallon trash cart can hold, extra service tags are available for purchase for $1.75 each at Township offices, Kroger and Randalls. One pink service tag should be affixed to each plastic bag of household trash that will NOT fit into the trash cart.
For more information about trash and recycling services in The Woodlands, please visit www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/trashandrecycling or call 281-210-3800
May usually brings rain to Southeast Texas, and with it comes an increase in mosquito activity. The Woodlands Township urges residents to take precautions to avoid exposure to mosquitoes. Continue reading
Join The Woodlands Township for the Smarter About Water Seminar on May 13, 2017. Local and regional water information specialists will report on the status of water sources, expected growth and resulting demands for water and practical ways to conserve. Registration is required for the FREE event due to limited seating. Register online today as spots are filling up fast!
The Woodlands Township Environmental Services Department has joined forces with the Texas Parks and Wildlife (greater Houston area) to see which city can see and document more nature! View the instructions, grab your camera and get ready to capture the amazing plants and animals right here in our community. 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
Is Santa leaving the latest gizmo, gadget or technology under your family’s tree? Is it time to retire an obsolete device? Has your six-year old outgrown his winter jacket? If decluttering or reorganizing are on your post holiday to-do list, keep giving by turning your trash into treasure with these local resources. Continue reading
Envision spring and discover techniques to grow a greener landscape from the ground up on Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 9 a.m. to noon at the next Gardening 101: Beyond Basics seminar—Living Landscapes: Microbes to Pollinators. Continue reading
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