Thursday, July 15, 2010

Free: Nature Trail in the front of The Woodlands

I have never been (nor heard about it before today). Have you?

Here is the website and details:

Visit the Montgomery County Preserve for birdwatching, native plant observation and hiking! Nature trails meander through the preserve. Interpretive signs reveal the forest wonders, identifying native plants and trees with interesting information about each.

The 71-acre preserve, open to the public daily at no charge, brings many ecotourists to southern Montgomery County. Local Master Naturalists and Butterfly Enthusiasts of Southeast Texas (B.E.S.T.) host national butterfly counts, monitor water quality, and provide educational programs for area citizens. The preserve lies near the confluence of Spring Creek and Panther Creek, but provides no direct access to the waterways.

Established in 2002, Legacy Land Trust holds a conservation easement on the property, which permanently protects the land from development. This was the first conservation easement in the State of Texas signed with a county government. Legacy Land Trust is a nonprofit organization directly involved in protecting land for its natural, recreational, scenic, and historical value.

Bring Your Recyclables!
The Preserve sits behind the national award winning, Montgomery County Precinct 3 Recycling Center on Pruitt Rd. Not only do we accept standard recycling products, we have a household chemical facility. You can bring the following items for recycling (please rinse bottles and cans):

Aluminum and tin cans
Glass bottles- clear, blue or brown
Plastics #1 and 2
Paper (magazines, junk mail, office paper, newspaper)
Yard trimmings
Vehicle Batteries
Clothing and soft goods, usable condition

Click here for a PDF brochure listing everything accepted for recycling, including information on the Montgomery County Household Chemical Waste Facility, which for a nominal processing fee accepts:

Used motor oil
Latex, oil-based paint and turpentine
Garden products - herbicides, pesticides, fertilizers

Did you know you can BUY recycled/remixed paint in conservation colors at our facility? $5 for 5 gallons!

Location and Information
For more information about the Preserve, upcoming events,
or recycling contact:
Becky Cottingham, (281) 367-SAVE [7283] or
Montgomery County Precinct 3 Commissioner's Office
(281) 367-3977 or (936) 539-7817

Mailing Address
Montgomery County Preserve
1130 Pruitt Road
The Woodlands, Texas 77380
Fax: (281) 298-7321

Physical address/directions
1118 Pruitt Rd
The Woodlands, TX, 77380

From I-45, take the Rayford-Sawdust exit. Turn west onto Sawdust Rd and continue until intersection with Budde Road. Turn south on Budde Road, which turns into Pruitt Road. Follow Pruitt Road around the corner to the Montgomery County Preserve entrance sign at 1118 Pruitt Rd. The recycling facility sits at 1122 Pruitt Rd.

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