Adopt-a-Path

Keep The Woodlands beautiful by volunteering to pick up litter along the pathways and forested areas. Adopt-a-Path is a self-guided litter clean up program that is available to all organizations, businesses, schools, families or individuals that wish to keep our community looking clean and green.

How to Join


  1. Choose a 1-mile stretch of available pathway using the interactive Adopt-a-path map below and complete a registration form.
  2. Sign a waiver for each participant including minors. Waivers must be renewed annually.
  3. Commit to at least one year in the program and to submit at least one online activity log per quarter.

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 281-210-2058 to discuss.
  • BROWN- Available
  • GREEN - Adopted
  • YELLOW - Pending Application
Adopt Pathway map

Tips For Cleanup Day


  • Trash grabbers are available for loan by appointment for curbside pickup and return only. Please call 281-210-2058 to schedule pickup at least three business days before desired appointment time.
  • Report hazardous waste, large items, illegal dumping sites, pathway concerns, or criminal activity to The Woodlands Township by calling 281-210-3800 or use TheWoodlands311 mobile app.
  • Bring at least two bags - one for trash and one for clean bottles and cans to be recycled
  • Wear work gloves, bright colors for visibility, pants and closed toed shoes when walking through grass. Be aware of wildlife and poison ivy.