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News File - Environmental

  • Community Impact Newspaper
    While The Woodlands Township board of directors on April 21 decided not to renew its One Water Task Force, which focused on drainage, flooding, subsidence and other issues related to water in the region, efforts continue this year among agencies looking to find solutions to improve regional drainage.
  • Community Impact Newspaper
    The future of The Woodlands Township’s One Water Task Force, which was originally formed by the board of directors as a drainage task force in 2016, is uncertain after discussion on extending its term was tabled at a Jan. 26 meeting.
  • ABC 13 News
    The Woodlands was named a Monarch Champion by the National Wildlife Federation earlier this year for its commitment to the endangered butterfly...The Woodlands' founder George Mitchell in the 1970s had indicated 25% of land in The Woodlands should be off limits from development. The current figure is 28%, according to a Howard Hughes news release.
  • Hello Woodlands
    With 151 parks and its approach used to manage a diverse parks and recreation system, The Woodlands Township was awarded the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) Gold Medal in 2019 and an Innovations in Conversation Award from the NRPA in 2020.
  • Community Impact Newspaper
    The results of the study will be used to identify future projects that could prevent flooding, which could include building large regional detention facilities, managing sediment, implementing home buyouts and installing additional water gauges.
  • Houston Chronicle
    This principle — work with, not against, a site's natural condition — was first promulgated in The Woodlands in the 1970s and continues to hold sway in developments surrounding Houston.
  • Woodlands Online
    Senator Brandon Creighton (R-Conroe) passed legislation to protect 100% of the W.G. Jones State Forest.
  • Community Impact Newspaper
    “Specifically, with my father, I think this building has two things he would love: the concept of how it embodies the notion of sustainability science and living with limited resources and maximizing efficiency,” Michell said.
  • Houston Chronicle
    According to information from TPWD, the development company has been permitted to release 300 grass carp into the Waterway. Texas has allowed the stocking of triploid grass carp since 1992 as an effective biological tool for the control of nuisance vegetation.
  • Community Impact Newspaper
    Tim Welbes, co-president of the Development Company, said the trail will be a place of tranquility when completed in 2018. This is the preserve’s fourth trailhead and the nature trail. “Stop and listen,” Welbes said. “All of [this] handwork results in a moment where you can leave cell phones off, walk a few hundred feet and you’re in stone silence. It’s pretty magical with the digital world we live in. That’s what this facility is all about—to unplug and recharge.”