The City of Rockville is giving away a limited number of native trees and shrubs.Rockville Fall Tree Giveaway Preregistration is required at www.rockvillemd.gov/environment. Pick up trees 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Drive. Trees will not be available to walk-ups. Rockville residents only. Limit
Join City of Rockville staff for a tour of the Upper Watts Branch Forest Preserve Stream Restoration from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18. The project, completed in 2018, enhanced and restored over 2,000 linear feet of stream, protected public utilities, and re-established forested wetland habitat. It won second place for
Mayor and Council to Take Up Plan in Fall Rockville is developing the city’s first Climate Action Plan. The city has worked on programs to reduce emissions and build resiliency over the past decade. With the Climate Action Plan, city government is working with community members to develop a comprehensive
A portion of Mt. Vernon Place is scheduled to close for four months, beginning in September, as part of thecity’s improvements to the Mt. Vernon stormwater management facility.
The Mayor and Council on April 26 voted unanimously to allow Montgomery County’s pesticide law to apply in the city, effective Jan. 1, 2022. The law restricts the use of certain pesticides on private lawns, playgrounds, mulched recreation areas and child care facilities, prohibiting most synthetic pesticides. Organic lawn care
In a year when safety and reliability were as important as ever, Rockville’s drinking water once again met or exceeded all federal water quality regulations limits, the city’s Department of Public Works said in the Annual Drinking Water Quality Report released July 1. The city’s water treatment plant, on the
With the arrival of summer and a growing customer base, Rockville will adjust recycling and trash collection routes in May. Collection days won’t change, but the time the trucks collect on your street may fluctuate. Be sure not to miss the truck by placing carts curbside the night before or
If you are interested in rooftop solar, or are looking to install an electric vehicle charger, then this is the opportunity for you. Registration is now open for the Capital Area Solar Co-op. Rockville is joining Arlington, Frederick and Montgomery counties, and Bowie, Falls Church, Frederick, Gaithersburg, Poolesville, Takoma Park
After 17 years in the ground, Brood X cicadas will once again emerge in their billions this spring. Although indisputably creepy, with bulging red eyes and distinctive drone, the insects are harmless to humans and pets. And the infestation won’t last long — about six to eight weeks, during which
The Mayor and Council honored community members and two local restaurants on April 26 with Environmental Excellence Awards recognizing contributions to Rockville’s environmental health and sustainability. Eric Walsh was honored for Outstanding Individual Environmental Stewardship for his years of picking up litter while walking (plogging). Walking up to two hours
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The F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre reopens this month, starting with six shows of Rockville Little Theatre’s “Rumors.”Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 24, 25 and Oct. 1, 2 at 8 p.m.; Sundays, Sept. 26 and Oct. 3 at 2 p.m. Tickets cost
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