The Woodlands Township is now registering volunteers for the Earth Day GreenUp, a Great American Cleanup event, slated for Saturday, March 29, 2014. For the fourth consecutive year, the community is participating in this nationwide stewardship project.
Neighborhoods, clubs, scouts, church groups, schools, families and individuals are invited to take part in the cleanup effort that targets trash on pathways, waterways and natural areas.
“This is a fun team-building activity that benefits our community and the environment,” said Lynne Aldrich, manager of environmental services for The Woodlands Township.
Registration is available online at www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/greenup through March 21, 2014. A limited number of trash grabber tools will be available for loan to groups that register online. Walk-up registration is also welcome on March 29 from 8 to 10 a.m. at the check-in at a designated park in each village. All participants will receive gloves, trash bags, instructions and an assigned pick-up area at check-in. The GreenUp will take place from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
The entire community is also invited to celebrate at the post pick-up party from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Northshore Park. Activities will include free face painting, booths and a concert. Pick-up participants will receive free pizza, snacks and soft drinks along with an event T-shirt, while supplies last. The general public will be able to purchase food items.
For more information, please call The Woodlands Township at 281-210-3800. The Woodlands Earth Day GreenUp is coordinated by The Woodlands Township Environmental Services Department with support from The Woodlands G.R.E.E.N., The Woodlands Development Company, Waste Management and Woodlands Joint Powers Agency.
Cutline: Capturing the spirit of the Earth Day GreenUp, Ryan Bonniwell and Kathy Creighton, members of Cub Scout pack 883, join the greenup effort and pick up litter in a community park. Registration is currently underway for this year’s event, scheduled for Saturday, March 29, 2014.