Participate in The Woodlands Township community-wide litter cleanup event, Earth Day GreenUp on Saturday, March 23, 2019!
This event is fun for the whole family and an excellent opportunity for team building, meeting neighbors and enjoying the outdoors. Join us in targeting litter on pathways, along waterways, and in greenbelts to keep our community looking clean and green!
Help GreenUp Your Community in 5 Simple Steps
- Check-in at a designated park near you.
- Receive trash bags, gloves, and instructions.
- Cleanup litter along a nearby pathway, park or natural area.
- Drop off full bags of litter along the pickup route (a map will be provided at check-in).
- Head to Northshore Park for the GreenUp Celebration 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Join us for live music by the Buck Yeager band, entertainment by Mr. Cirque the Acrobat and games for the whole family. As honored guests, Clean-up Participants receive free pizza, drinks, and 2019 GreenUp T-shirt. Everyone is welcome to share in the Celebration – pizza and drinks are also available for purchase.
Pre-register by Monday, March 11th for a speedy check-in and to ensure equipment for your group. Walk up registration is welcome between 8 and 10 at one of these parks.
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!
Thank you to our sponsors: Keep Texas Beautiful, Waste Management, Berkeley Services, HEB, The Woodlands Joint Powers Agency (WJPA), Nature’s Way Resources, The Howard Hughes Corporation, The Woodlands G.R.E.E.N. and Papa John’s!
The Woodlands Earth Day GreenUp is coordinated by The Woodlands Township Environmental Services Department. For more information, call 281-210-3800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, March 23
Pre-registration is open
Join neighbors, family, and friends at Earth Day GreenUp on March 23, 2019. Volunteer to beautify our community by picking up litter on pathways, waterways, and greenbelts. After your hard work, celebrate at Northshore Park with free pizza, face painting, live music, and an event t-shirt. Together, residents keep The Woodlands beautiful and protect natural areas for wildlife by helping in this community stewardship project.
GreenUp invites everyone to take ownership of our environment. Recruit or join a group of your peers – you may find that you’ll meet neighbors and create new friends while enjoying the outdoors. Disposable gloves, bags and maps will be provided during check-in at a designated park in each Village. Remember to bring a reusable bottle and your favorite work gloves to minimize waste. Ensure equipment for your team by pre-registering by March 11th. See the box below for registration information.
The GreenUP celebration is fun for all and begins at 11 a.m. at Northshore Park.
After the cleanup, the entire community is invited to celebrate in the spirit of Earth Day with food, fun and live music for all ages at Northshore Park, 2505 Lake Woodlands Drive. Local organizations will present fun activities and information on how you can make everyday Earth Day. Learn and play games that will teach you that “green starts with me.”
Volunteers will receive a commemorative T-shirt and be treated to pizza. Beverages will be available, but remember to bring your own water bottle. Food tickets will be on sale to the general public.
Pre-register: Through Monday, March 11 at www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/greenup
Check-in: Saturday, March 23, 8 to 10 a.m. at a location near you.
Walk-ups welcome. Check-in locations:
- Alden Bridge: Alden Bridge Park
- Cochran’s Crossing: Shadowbend Park
- College Park: Harper’s Landing Park
- Creekside Park: Rob Fleming Aquatic Center
- Grogan’s Mill: Sawmill Park
- Indian Springs: Falconwing Park
- Panther Creek: Ridgewood Park
- Sterling Ridge: Cranebrook Park
GreenUp: 8:30 to 11 a.m.
Celebrate: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Northshore Park
More Info: Call Environmental Services at 281-210-3800
Blog Post By Zoe Killian, Environmental Education Specialist
Do you ever feel like a plastic bag drifting in the wind… is a real eye sore? Well, school’s out and now is the time to lookout for litter!
Encourage our young citizens to take action against litter by joining The Woodlands Township for our 4th annual summer litter scavenger hunt— Lookout for Litter. In addition to free fun in the sun and keeping our community beautiful, everyone who completes a log will earn a t-shirt and a free ice cream cone. It’s easy! Go to the Look Out for Litter page to register and to print a litter log and share this poster with your friends.
What litter do you see regularly? Can you think of a solution for this specific litter? By recording the different trash you find, you’ll be able to observe patterns and explore solutions to stop litter at the source.
At one school, 5th graders picked up 1,247 pieces of litter on their campus. They identified plastic straw wrappers as the most common type of litter.
So the school stopped buying straws!
These 5th Graders were inspired to fight litter with technology through Litterati. Become a citizen scientist – add the Litterati app to your phone and help us map litter in our community while contributing to a global database.
For information on how to register and to print a litter log, please visit The Woodlands Township Look Out for Litter page, or call 281-210-3927.
[Blog Post by Zoe Killian, email@example.com]
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!
Candied hearts? Check. Chocolate covered strawberries? Check. Romantic Haiku for your partner? Check. Signed up to volunteer for an upcoming Environmental Services Department event? Wait….
So if you’re feeling the notion to sign up as a volunteer – now is the time. We love our volunteers and what better way to say you love your community than by signing up today and getting involved?
The Environmental Services department hosts over 75 events per year that range in size from 15 – to over 1,000 in attendance. There’s so much to do – volunteers can help with event set up, day-of programming, informational booth, or by helping to collect litter from your area park. Nothing does a heart better than volunteering – really – it’s been proven.
Show your love – volunteer today! For more information about volunteering with The Woodlands Township Environmental Services Department, please contact Teri MacArthur at 281-210-3928 or go online to www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/volunteer.