Adopt-a-Path Program

Anyone interested in keeping our community clean and green is welcome to join the Adopt-a-Path program. Business employees, neighborhood, school groups and scout troops have all helped keep The Woodlands a beautiful place to live.

How to Join

  • Pick a favorite hike or bike path or park, or call the Environmental Services Department at 281-210-3800 to inquire where your help is needed most.
  • Commit to clean-up and log your activity on the pathway at least once per quarter for one year. A clean-up includes the pathway and adjacent green space.
  • Fill out a registration form and receive a confirmation from Environmental Services.
  • Sign a waiver release form online or print, sign and email a hard copy before your first cleanup of the year. Waivers must be renewed annually. ALL participants must sign a waiver, including minors with parent/guardian permission. 
  • After you complete your first activity log (see below) we will order signage recognizing your group. 

Find a Pathway

Click the Adopt-a-path interactive map below to find an available pathway. Use the pathway color code to determine the pathway's current status. If you are interested in a pathway with a pending application (yellow), contact Environmental Services at 281-210-3800 to discuss.
  • BROWN- Available
  • GREEN - Adopted
  • YELLOW - Pending Application
Adopt Pathway map

Clean-Up Day Guidelines

  • Trash grabbers are available for loan at our offices at 8203 Millennium Forest Dr. next to The Woodlands High School; please reserve at least five days in advance by calling 281-210-3800.
  • Bring at least two bags (size will depend on need), one for trash and one for recyclables.
  • Bring work gloves - one glove per person is adequate.
  • Wear bright clothes, which are more visible on the bike path; safety vests may be checked out for small groups .
  • Be alert to wildlife living along pathways; learn to recognize and avoid poison ivy; use caution, especially if children are in your group.
  • Do not handle litter that could pose a health threat; call Environmental Services at 281-210-3800 as soon as possible.
  • Download and use TheWoodlands311 mobile app for reporting large or hazardous items.
  • Take clean recyclables to the Recycling Center.
  • Fill out the activity log - be sure to note the types of trash found (beverage containers, paper, glass, etc.).
  • Notify the Environmental Services Department about evidence of criminal activity, illegal dumping or contraband.