Our Woodlands. Our Future.

News File - Environmental

  • 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.”
  • TravelingMom.com
    A master planned community founded in 1974, this family-friendly destination is all about preserving trees and protecting the environment. No urban sprawl here, just playgrounds, parks, pools, lakes, trails galore.
  • Community Impact Newspaper
    The Woodlands Township and The Woodlands Development Company will concentrate reforestation efforts in the Village of Creekside Park in 2017. This practice is in accordance with The Woodlands founder George Mitchell’s environmentally centered vision, according to township and Development Company officials.
  • Cynthia Woods Mitchell cuts the ribbon marking opening day in The Woodlands on October 19, 1974.
    Houston Chronicle
    "There are a lot of people who have a lot of pride in what The Woodlands is all about: a master-planned community designed in nature that allows people to live, work, play and learn in this 28,000 acres," Nick Wolda, president of The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau, said in 2014.
  • The Woodlands Community Magazine

    We might consider the bald eagle a symbol of The Woodlands and of the success of George Mitchell’s vision to maintain the natural forested environment. His vision was inspired by Ian McHarg’s book, “Design with Nature.” McHarg was part of Mitchell’s original design team, and his work left a permanent mark on the ongoing discussion of mankind’s place in nature and nature’s place in mankind. It is these principles that led to the preservation of the natural habitat that attracted the bald eagle, as well as many human residents, to The Woodlands. The long-term presence of bald eagles in The Woodlands exemplifies that the development of the community continues to be in harmony with nature.