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Category: Environment

Rebates for Electric Leaf Blowers

Convert your leaf blower to battery-power and get leaf blower rebates. The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection is providing limited rebates, while they last, of up to $200 per business or address, for Ego brand electric leaf blowers when you turn in a gas-powered leaf blower.

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A Greener Way in May

Earth Month may be over, but earth-friendly activities continue year-round. Here’s what’s on deck for May: Sunday, May 1: Invasive Species Pull, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Croydon Creek Nature Center. Help remove invasive plant species and improve the Hayes Forest Preserve. SSL hours available. Register for course #22666 at www.rockvillemd.gov/registration. 

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Go! Scoot!

Think Scooters, Courtesy and Safety When Rolling This Summer As the weather warms, using a scooter for short trips is enjoyable and convenient. Montgomery County’s dockless e-scooter program uses companies that park scooters in strategic locations throughout the county, including in the City of Rockville, for riders to use. Riders

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‘E’ is for Electronic, Efficient and Eliminating Paper

Rockville to Debut eSourcing Tools for Vendors Doing Business With City Government Rockville’s Procurement Division is scheduled to debut a new collaboration portal this month offering tools that will make it easier for vendors to do business with the city. The eSourcing and Vendor Collaboration Portal, scheduled to launch Friday,

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Climate Solutions Speaker Series to Feature Sustainable Landscaping and a Net-Zero Energy Home

Rockville’s Climate Solutions Speaker Series continues this spring with virtual presentations exploring sustainable landscaping and a net-zero energy home. Thursday, April 7:“Sustainable Home Landscaping 101,” 7-8 p.m. Virtual. Learn first steps and practical tips for creating a beautiful and sustainable home garden with Beth Ginter, executive director of the Chesapeake

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Pruning City Street Trees: Don’t Do It Yourself

Pruning of city street trees can only be performed by City of Rockville forestry crews or by an official city tree-care contractor. Do not prune them yourself or hire a contractor to prune or remove city trees. The city is obligated under the Maryland Roadside Tree Law, as administered by

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Raking News: Spring Leaf Collection in April

The city will vacuum leaves from neighborhood curbs from April 4-15 in five collection areas throughout Rockville. An interactive map at www.rockvillemd.gov/leafcollection allows residents to input their address and learn when their leaves will be collected. Unlike the fall leaf collection, which has two collection rounds, city crews make only

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CITY HALL, IN A NEW LIGHT

Contractors in March installed new energy-efficient light-emitting diode, also known as LED, lights with occupancy sensors at City Hall. The project upgrades 325 interior light fixtures on the second floor, including 256 sensors to reduce energy costs, maintenance and greenhouse gas emissions. Funding for the project leverages a $35,000 grant

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