THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS (July 10, 2015) – Just as summer starts to sizzle, The Woodlands Township is launching a summer litter program for teens and kids. Lookout for Litter! is a free, fun, outdoor, family activity offered in celebration of the 30th anniversary of National Park and Recreation Month.
Recent rains drive home why even a small amount of litter on roads and pathways is too much. Rain washes litter from parking lots, streets and pathways into waterways as runoff. A few bits here and there become concentrated and can contaminate waterways. Eighty percent of litter found in creeks, bayous and rivers traveled from locations on land.
From the stray receipt to the tissue that got away, at one time or another, litter has happened to all of us despite the best intentions.
Here are ways to Lookout for Litter in The Woodlands Township for kids 18 and under:
1. Simply pledge to pick up three (3) pieces of litter per day for three weeks.2. Complete a daily log of the items.
3. Submit the log to The Woodlands Township Environmental Services office to receive a T-shirt while supplies last and be entered into a drawing for additional prizes. For information on how to register and to print a litter log, please visit The Woodlands Township website at www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/adoptapath, or call 281-210-3927.