Rockville joined the ranks of hundreds of U.S. cities on Jan. 10 as the Mayor and Council approved the city’s first plan for addressing climate change. The Climate Action Plan sets forth 26 community actions and 16 city actions to reduce climate-warming pollution and foster resilience, especially for the city’s
Staffing shortages are causing delays in weekly yard waste collections throughout the city. The city is working to bring staffing levels back to where it can once again resume regularly scheduled collections. We understand the importance of routine yard waste collections during this season and are making every effort to
The new year brings a new law regarding lawn care in Rockville. The Mayor and Council voted in April to allow Montgomery County’s pesticide law to apply in the city, effective Saturday, Jan. 1. The law restricts the use of certain pesticides on private lawns, playgrounds, mulched recreation areas and
The City of Rockville’s Environmental Excellence Awards recognize individuals and organizations that contribute to Rockville’s environmental health and sustainability. Nominations are being accepted in the following categories through 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18 for awards to be presented during Earth Month in April:
When the post-holiday cleanup begins, remember: Rockville collects and recycles electronics, such as cell phones, computers, televisions and holiday lights through requests for special collections, and collects Christmas trees as part of its recycling and trash collection.
Get regular updates about the city’s environmental efforts and events, including news about Rockville’s first Climate Action Plan, and tips for living greener year-round. Sign up for the “Environment and Sustainability News” email newsletter at www.rockvillemd.gov/newsletters.
Rockville’s Weed Warriors are seeking volunteers for winter weed pulls aimed at removing non-native and invasive plants from parkland, woods and open space in our city. Weed Warrior winter workdays are from 1-3 p.m. on: Sunday, Jan. 9 at Twinbrook Park. Monday, Jan. 17 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day) at
Rockville’s Garden Plots Will Soon be Available to Rent If your yard’s too small to cultivate the seasonal bounty you’ve always dreamed of, maybe it’s time for an upgrade. The City of Rockville has 159 garden plots, approximately 25-by-25 feet, available for rent at Woottons Mill Park for growing food
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
Environmentally Friendly Snow- and Ice-Removal Tips Walking in a winter wonderland can be wonderful. But it can also prove hazardous. Follow these tips to keep your sidewalks and driveway snow- and ice-free, while minimizing the environmental impact: Shovel Early, Shovel OftenRemoving fresh snow before it has a chance to harden
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Rockville joined the ranks of hundreds of U.S. cities on Jan. 10 as the Mayor and Council approved the city’s first plan for addressing climate change. The Climate Action Plan sets forth 26 community actions and 16 city actions to
After close to seven decades of service to the Rockville community, an iconic city employee and City Hall fixture is finally calling it quits. Elaine Crutchfield Hebron, affectionally known among staff and the local community as “Ms. Elaine,” retired in
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