Our Woodlands. Our Future.


Throughout its’ history, The Woodlands has maintained its’ philosophy of maintaining 25-28% of open space so residents can enjoy the many parks, pathways, golf courses, lakes, forest preserve and natural wooded buffers. The Woodlands currently has 7,605 acres of open space, 209 miles of connected hike and bike trails and 140 parks.

September 22nd, 2023 - Bob Leilich
Jace Houston, the former General Manager of the San Jacinto River Authority, was pressured into resigning, effective June 30, 2023, amid a swirl of politics related to water. This is the back story as best as we can piece it together.
May 9th, 2023 - Bruce Tough
The groundwater pumpers are at it again in Montgomery County, pumping water like drunken sailors. A last-minute amendment to Texas House Bill 1540 (HB 1540) could make things worse.
January 31st, 2023 - The Woodlands In Focus
Bob Lux, President of the Woodlands Water Agency (WWA) Board of Trustees, provided for publication the following response to the WWA board from the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District (LSGCD) Board of Directors regarding Mr. John Yoars and the LSGCD Director Election for Place 7.
January 16th, 2023 - The Woodlands In Focus
Bob Lux, President of the Woodlands Water Agency (WWA) Board of Trustees, provided for publication the following letter sent from the WWA board to the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District (LSGCD) Board of Directors. Read the letter below or see the attached pdf here.
October 7th, 2022 - Bob Leilich
Our precious groundwater resource should be managed on a conservative basis for widespread public benefit. It should not be treated as an inexhaustible resource. An important election is coming up this November for two uncontested seats on the LSGCD Board of Directors, Position 3 and Position 7.... Read More
May 1st, 2022 - Bruce Tough
Saturday, May 7 is election day for the Directors of our local Municipal Utility Districts (MUDs) in The Woodlands. Early voting is currently underway through May 3.
April 29th, 2022 - Bob Leilich
In recent years, considerable controversy has emerged about increasing groundwater pumping, involving the rights of property owners to the water under their land versus public concern that too much drawdown is causing subsidence, contributing to increased flooding and the altering of drainage... Read More
October 29th, 2018 - The Woodlands In Focus
Please enjoy our brief video with information about Lake Woodlands. Your business or organization could be recognized in video spotlights like this one about the features of The Woodlands or even in a spotlight that focuses specifically on your business or organization.
October 1st, 2018 - Mike Bass

I urge all Woodlands residents to pay special attention to the upcoming November 2018 elections for the new seven member Board for the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District (LSGCD). We need new board members who will vote to support future decisions that will not adversely impact south... Read More

June 8th, 2018 - Charles Frantes

On Friday morning, members of the Bayou Land Conservancy and community leaders, volunteers, and residents from The Woodlands area gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony to unveil the ... Read More

May 25th, 2018 - Carolyn Newman

The Woodlands GREEN has a legacy of partnering with The Woodlands Township. Though it began with recycling, the two entities now work together to promote numerous sustainability related educational initiatives. This partnership is a reflection of the history and vision of The Woodlands, and the... Read More

February 21st, 2018 - Bill Bray
Since it first kicked off in March of 2015 with 8 members, The Woodlands Chapter of the Citizens’ Climate Education/Lobby has grown significantly. This grassroots organization, focused on helping citizens create the political will to address climate change, ended 2015 with 49 members. By the end of... Read More
September 28th, 2016 - Robert Heineman

What is the vision?

From its inception in 1974, The Woodlands has pioneered the blending of nature with modern development practices, creating a new standard in the quality of community development. One of the original goals of The Woodlands plan was to maintain the...... Read More

August 7th, 2016 - The Woodlands In Focus

“Alright how are we going to get the proper planning on this?” And we decided at that time that we wanted an important environmental planner, so we hired Ian McHarg, a noted environmentalist, to do the design on the planning for the environmental area.

...You ask the people of The... Read More

July 25th, 2016 - Mike Bass

Mr. Galatas is quoted saying that "George Mitchell wanted to build a community where people could live, work, play and learn. That was our guiding principle. Our mission that George gave us was to save the trees. It was pretty simple - and we can still enjoy that today." The original development... Read More

July 5th, 2016 - The Woodlands In Focus

Two mature bald eagles have lived in the area near Lake Woodlands since 2000, nest hopping at least five times since settling in the area. Their current nest, which they've kept for the past four years, is located in a tree right next to Lake Front Circle, not far from The Woodlands United... Read More

July 5th, 2016 - Robert Heineman

One of the original goals of The Woodlands’ plan was to maintain the natural forested environment. This has been accomplished through several means:

  • Maintain forest preserves along major roadways
  • Maintain the greenbelts along the natural streams
  • Establish... Read More