Adopt-a-Path

Summer Scavenger Hunt - Look Out for Litter! 


The Woodlands Township Environmental Services Department invites teens and kids to participate in Look Out for Litter!, a free, fun, outdoor family activity any three weeks between June 15 and August 15.

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 281-210-3900 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.
  • After you log your first activity (see below) we will order signage recognizing your group. 

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 281-210-3900.
  • 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 281-210-3900 as soon as possible.
  • Take 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.