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Posted on: April 21, 2022

Volunteers needed for community-wide storm drain marking project

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THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS (April 21, 2022) – The Woodlands Township Environmental Services Department, in partnership with all the MUDs within the Township, invites residents to volunteer in the Storm Drain Marking Project. Markers on storm drains remind neighbors that the drains lead directly to a local waterbody; the water is unfiltered and untreated. Pollutants in the water harm the environment, endanger wildlife and pose health risks to humans.

The Township’s Environmental Services Department is recruiting volunteers to mark all 14,000 storm drains in the community. 

“These markers are an important visible reminder that only rainwater belongs in our storm drains. Yard and pet waste, lawn chemicals, oil and litter all contribute to poor water quality,” said The Woodlands Township Environmental Services Manager John Geiger.

Everyone is invited to install markers, distribute informational door hangers about the project, and help hand out dog waste bag dispensers. 

“Individuals, families, businesses, students, and community groups such as Girl and Boy Scout troops, The Woodlands G.R.E.E.N. (local environmental education nonprofit) and Village Associations have contributed over 900 hours to date,” said Mr. Geiger. “We’ve made tremendous progress, but more work is needed for completion.”

Residents are encouraged to join in this important effort by signing up with the Township Environmental Services Department. The sign-up link is available at www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/waterconservation and www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/volunteer. To request notifications about group workdays or other questions, please email enviro@thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov, with the subject line “Storm Drain Project.” 

PHOTO: Volunteers are needed to help install markers to storm drains throughout The Woodlands to remind neighbors that pollutants entering the drain can endanger wildlife and post health threats to humans. 

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