Category: Environment

Part of Recycling Pledge is Knowing How Rockville Recycles

America Recycles Day is Friday, Nov. 15. The day of awareness, sponsored by Keep America Beautiful, encourages community members to visit americarecyclesday.org and take the #BeRecycled pledge to commit to recycling. Participants commit to learning what materials are collected for recycling in their community and pledge to reduce the amount

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Make Your Yard Green and a Place for Wildlife to Be Seen

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

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Save the Date for Montgomery County’s H2O Summit

Rockville will host Montgomery County’s H20 Summit from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. The free annual celebration of water and our actions to keep it clean will be held at the Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Drive. The summit features educational sessions to provide community members with ways to

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Give ‘em a Rake: Fall Leaf Collection Begins

Area 1: Nov. 11-15; Dec. 16-20 Area 2: Oct .14-18; Nov. 18-22 Area 3: Oct. 21-25; Nov. 25-29 Area 4: Oct. 28-Nov. 1; Dec. 2-6 Area 5: Nov. 4-8; Dec. 9-13 Rockville will vacuum leaves from neighborhood curbs in two rounds, beginning Monday, Oct. 14. Rake leaves next to, but

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City Awarded State Grant for Mt. Vernon Stormwater Project

A $350,000 grant from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources will help the City of Rockville retrofit the Mt. Vernon Stormwater Management Facility. The facility is in the Cabin John Creek Watershed, near Richard Montgomery High School. It was originally designed and constructed in 1980, at a time when little

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City’s Water Quality Receives High Marks for Safety

New Testing Requirements Yield Same Good Results Rockville’s drinking water continues to be safe and reliable, the city’s Department of Public Works said in the Annual Drinking Water Quality Report, released July 1. Rockville’s drinking water met or exceeded all drinking water quality regulations set by the Environmental Protection Agency

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Mayor and Council Approve Ban on Plastic Drinking Straws

Ban Includes Exceptions Based on Needs of Customers and Businesses The Mayor and Council voted June 17 to simplify a ban on plastic drinking straws by including exceptions for certain businesses and customers. The goal of the ban, which is part of a ban on polystyrene in food plates, trays,

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Go Green in May

Rockville’s Croydon Creek Nature Center, at 852 Avery Road, offers several opportunities to go green in May. Join the Rockville Brewshed, from 2-3 p.m. Saturday, May 4, as Kenny Allen, head brewer for True Respite Brewing Company, leads a streamside hike in the Hayes Forest Preserve to gather inspiration for

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Here Comes the Solar Co-op

Homeowners looking to save on energy costs by using green energy should save the date for Tuesday, May 7, when the city will host an informational meeting, at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 111 Maryland Ave., about an upcoming solar co-op opportunity. The co-op presents an opportunity for homeowners interested

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