Category: Environment (Page 1 of 13)

Managed Deer Hunt to Close Civic Center Park

Parts of Civic Center Park and Croydon Creek Nature Center will be closed for portions of November to January to allow a pilot archery deer-culling program to take place in the John Hayes Memorial Forest (852 Avery Road) and surrounding parkland.

The pilot will take place Nov. 21-29, Dec. 19-27 and Jan. 9-16.

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Raking News: Fall Leaf Collection to Begin

Area 1: Nov. 2-6; Dec. 7-11 |Area 2: Nov. 9-13; Dec. 14-18
Area 3: Oct. 12-16; Nov. 16-20 | Area 4: Oct. 19-23; Nov. 23-27
Area 5: Oct. 26-30; Nov. 30-Dec. 4


The city will vacuum leaves from neighborhood curbs from Oct. 12-Dec. 18 in five collection areas throughout Rockville.

After the collection period ends, use biodegradable paper lawn bags or 32-gallon trash cans (without plastic garbage bags) to set leaves out on your recycling and trash collection day.

See interactive map at www.rockvillemd.gov/leafcollection.

Volunteer for Clean Streams

City stream cleanups offer safe ways to serve your city while social distancing during the pandemic.

This month, cleanups will be held 10 a.m.noon Saturday, Oct. 10 at Maryvale Park, 812 First St., and 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 at Twinbrook Community Recreation, 12920 Twinbrook Parkway. Cleanups will follow safety guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19. Student Service Learning credit hours are available. Registration is required.

Visit www.rockvillemd. gov/636/Adopt-a-Stream to register for a stream cleanup or apply to adopt a stream. Find other ways to give of your time and talents at www.rockvillemd.gov/volunteer. For opportunities from around the county, visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/volunteercenter.

Help Rockville on Climate Change Action

The City of Rockville is embarking on a process to develop its first Climate Action Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare the community to adapt to a changing climate.

Share your vision for the plan by taking a survey at www.rockvillemd.gov/climate. While you’re there, find details about the city’s Climate Action Plan online open house from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17. City staff will present the plan’s background and initial policy areas for input, and attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and offer ideas.

The Mayor and Council discussed the climate action planning process during a Sept. 21 work session. Find video of the discussion and more information at www.rockvillemd.gov/AgendaCenter.

Help Rockville on Climate Change Action

The City of Rockville is embarking on a process to develop its first Climate Action Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare the community to adapt to a changing climate. The city is striving to reflect the viewpoints, priorities and needs of Rockville’s residents, communities and businesses. Share your vision by taking the climate action survey at www.rockvillemd.gov/climate. Information will be posted there by Monday, Sept. 21, when the Mayor and Council are scheduled to discuss the climate action planning process. Sign up for the Environment and Sustainability News email newsletter at www.rockvillemd.gov/newsletters to receive regular updates about environmental news and tips for living greener, including Climate Action Plan news and events.

Solar Co-op: Affordable Options for Rooftop Panels or Vehicle Chargers

Deadline to Sign Up is Aug. 31

The 4th Rockville Solar Co-op presents an opportunity to harness solar to power your home or business or electricity to charge up your vehicle.

The city’s Environment Commission produced a video to promote the 2020 solar co-op sponsored by the City of Rockville and Montgomery County.

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City Continues to Provide Safe, Reliable Drinking Water

Rockville’s drinking water continues to earn high marks for safety and reliability, even as the city’s water treatment plant balances safety measures for staff and the city’s water infrastructure in the face of the COVID-19 emergency, the city’s Department of Public Works said in the Annual Drinking Water Quality Report.

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Charged Up at Thomas Farm

The new electric vehicle charging stations at Thomas Farm Community Center are part of a network across Montgomery and Prince George’s counties.

Pepco has powered up three new electric vehicle charging stations at the city’s Thomas Farm Community Center, 700 Fallsgrove Drive.

The charging stations are part of a statewide initiative to combat air pollution and the effects of climate change and provide communities with new, cleaner transportation options. Drivers will be able to charge their vehicles at competitive rates at our first DC Fast Charging station or two Level 2 smart chargers – both of which are fueled by 100% carbon-free energy.

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Co-op Offers Rooftop Solar and EV Chargers

The 4th Rockville Solar Co-op is now open. If you are interested in rooftop solar, or are looking to install an electric vehicle charger, then this is the opportunity for you.

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Extra Trash and Recycling?

We know more time at home can mean more trash and recyclables. But there’s no need for an extra trash cart.

If you have more bags of trash than usual, place them next to your cart by 6 a.m. on your collection day and city crews will collect them. If you have extra recyclables, please don’t put them in plastic bags, which could get tangled in recycling equipment. Instead, place them in any 32-gallon can with handles and we will pick them up.

Learn more about Rockville’s recycling and trash collection, including what can and can’t be recycled, at www.rockvillemd.gov/recycling-trash, call 240-314-8568, or email recyclingrefuse@rockvillemd.gov.

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