When Montgomery County’s pesticide law went into effect in the city last year, it barred the use of most nonorganic pesticides on private lawns, playgrounds, mulched recreation areas and childcare facilities. But it didn’t mean the end of healthy green lawns in Rockville. Organic lawn care is healthier for children,
If you’re ready to “Lead the EV Charge,” join the Montgomery County Electric Vehicle Purchasing Co-op today. The cooperative is gaining momentum, with its pilot phase meeting its goal of securing 1,000 pledges from county residents to make their next vehicle an electric vehicle. Visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/green/zev to make the pledge
Thinking of purchasing rooftop solar but not sure where to start? Join the Capital Area Solar Co-op to lower your energy costs, become energy independent, and participate in the renewable revolution. The co-op runs until Tuesday, Aug. 30 and helps community members navigate the process and join together to increase
The city’s RainScapes Rebates program will reopen to applications on Friday, July 1. The 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 reduce flooding, decrease pollution in local streams, and support wildlife.
Mosquito species that have the potential to spread the Zika virus prefer to breed in small amounts of standing water near where people live and work. They typically do not breed in natural areas like streams and ponds.
The Mayor and Council honored community members, the city’s nature center and a former city employee on May 23 with Environmental Excellence Awards recognizing contributions to Rockville’s environmental health and sustainability.
The Mayor and Council in July are expected to introduce an ordinance to apply a county law, requiring home sellers to conduct radon testing and disclose details of the home’s energy use, to home sales in the city. The law requires the seller to provide the buyer with the results
Stealing Water Can Damage Hydrants, Hamper Firefighting Stealing water from fire hydrants is a crime that can put homes and lives in danger and can lead to big costs for the city. Rockville has 1,407 fire hydrants and spends a good deal of time and money ensuring they are in
The City of Rockville is taking additional action to address persistent delays in yard waste collections due to severe staffing shortages. Beginning on Saturday, June 11, the city will collect yard waste on Saturdays in all areas, citywide, that were missed throughout the week. If your yard waste was not
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In their ongoing fight to bring awareness to the national impact of opioid addiction and signal hope for recovery, Rockville’s Mayor and Council proclaimed September as National Recovery Month at their Monday, Aug. 1 meeting. Lights at City Hall, the
The Montgomery County Department of General Services will update the Mayor and Council, Monday, July 11, on the county’s plans to partially demolish the detention center at 1307 Seven Locks Road and potentially use the site for a Montgomery County Public Schools
Tyree Davis IV joined the City of Rockville in May to help further the Mayor and Council’s priorities of establishing equity and inclusion as shared values throughout the community and the City of Rockville organization. Davis’ formal title is “Advisor
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