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Pre-registration is open for Earth Day GreenUp – March 24th, 2018!
Join The Woodlands Township in a community-wide litter cleanup event, the annual Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup.
Together, we can target litter on pathways, along waterways, and in greenbelts to keep our community looking clean and green! This community-wide cleanup is an excellent opportunity for team building, meeting neighbors and enjoying the outdoors.
Before the Event
- Pre-register online for your check-in location of choice. **Everyone in your group MUST sign a waiver (included in online pre-registration or onsite at check-in).
- Be prepared for cleanup by wearing appropriate clothing – long pants and closed-toe shoes/boots. Remember hats, sunscreen, mosquito repellent and a reusable water bottle – we will have a refilling station at the celebration!
Clean Up Day
- Check-in at a designated park near you.
- Receive gloves, bags and instructions.
- Cleanup litter on your assigned pathway.
- Drop off bags of litter along pickup route.
- Join us at Northshore Park to drop off your supplies and get your free pizza, a t-shirt and enjoy entertainment!
The post-pickup party at Northshore Park will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Join us for food, live music by the Buck Yeager band, entertainment by Mr. Cirque the Acrobat and games. Volunteers who participated in the cleanup will be honored guests, receiving free pizza and drinks along with the 2018 event T-shirt. The general public may purchase pizza and drinks.
The Woodlands Earth Day GreenUp is coordinated by The Woodlands Township Environmental Services Department. For more information, call 281-210-3800.
Thank you to our sponsors: Waste Management, Berkeley Services, HEB, The Woodlands Joint Powers Agency (WJPA), Nature’s Way Resources, The Howard Hughes Corporation | The Woodlands Development Company, The Woodlands G.R.E.E.N. and Papa John’s!
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!
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