Environmentally Friendly Snow- and Ice-Removal Tips Follow these tips to keep your driveway and sidewalks ice-free this winter, while minimizing the environmental impact: Shovel Early, Shovel OftenRemoving fresh snow before it has a chance to harden into ice is the best way to keep your pavement clear. Deicers work best
We’re approaching the golden anniversary of Earth Day. On April 22, the world will celebrate 50 years since the first Earth Day in 1970 ushered in the modern environmental movement. But the planet and our environment need our help more than just one day a year. Join the City of
The city’s RainScapes Rebates program offers single-family homeowners and nonprofits, including religious institutions, private schools and homeowners associations, up to $2,500 in rebates for landscaping that is designed to green your backyard and reduce pollution. The program offers rebates for planting trees and conservation landscaping, installing rain barrels, or removing
Yard Too Small for That Spring Harvest You’ve Always Dreamed Of? The City of Rockville has 159 garden plots, approximately 25-by-25 feet, available for rent at Woottons Mill Park for growing food and other plants. The cost is $80 per plot for nonresidents; Rockville residents pay $62.50 per plot. Registration
Throwing out plastic bags or medical sharps? Please don’t use the brown recycling cart – put them in the gray trash cart. “Tanglers,” such as plastic bags or wrap, rope, wire, clothes, cords, hoses, holiday lights, and chains can become tangled in recycling equipment, bringing processing to a grinding halt.
A family of four in Rockville pays nearly $440 a year for city water service. But what does a water bill actually pay for? It costs about $11.7 million each year to deliver safe, reliable water to Rockville customers, including water treatment, water system operations and maintenance, and administrative services.
RedGate to Close Sept. 6-Nov. 30 Rockville will pilot an archery-only deer cull from about Sept. 6-Nov. 30 at RedGate Park, in addition to continuing the city’s ongoing efforts to manage a growing white-tailed deer population, such as data collection, education, the use of repellents and fencing, and participation in
Throwing out plastic bags, clothes, garden hoses, needles or medical sharps? Please don’t use the brown recycling cart – put them in the gray trash cart. To find a nearby grocery store that accepts plastic bags for recycling, visit bit.ly/howtorecyclebags. Help the city keep its recycling and trash collection crews
Environmentally Friendly Snow- and Ice-Removal Tips Follow these tips to keep your driveway and sidewalks ice-free, while minimizing the environmental impact. Shovel Early, Shovel OftenRemoving fresh snow before it has a chance to harden into ice is the best way to keep your pavement clear. Deicers work best on thin
Do you plan on giving new electronics as a gift for the holidays? For products that help reduce environmental impacts and energy costs, look for Energy Star-qualified and Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool-registered products. Find more green gift ideas from Montgomery County’s Gift Outside the Box Campaign at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/dep/gift-greener.html. Rockville
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Rockville’s Climate Action Plan should focus on reducing greenhouse gas, addressing racial equity and protecting future generations, respondents to a recent city survey said. The city received 525 responses to the Climate Action Plan survey conducted in late 2020. Highlights
The Mayor and Council will receive a report at their Monday, April 26 meeting on a recent managed deer culling pilot program, held in the John G. Hayes Forest Preserve. All told, 21 deer in total were culled without incident
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