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Category: Environment

New Online Resource Highlights Climate-Friendly Energy Incentives

A new online resource from the city’s Environmental Management Division features incentive programs to help community members play their part in Rockville reaching its Climate Action Plan goals. The resource highlights the variety of energy, solar, electric vehicle and flood protection incentive programs available from the City of Rockville, Montgomery

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Rockville Honors Community for Environmental Excellence

The Mayor and Council and the city’s Environment Commission honored two community members and a condominium association in May with Environmental Excellence Awards recognizing contributions to Rockville’s environmental health and sustainability. Terry Pinkston received the Carl Henn Environmental Excellence Award for Outstanding Individual Environmental Stewardship for planting wildlife habitat at

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New Flooding Protection Guide Now Available

Rockville’s flooding guide, “Go With the Flow: A Homeowner’s Guide to Responsible Stormwater Solutions” is now available at The guide features information about reducing flooding impacts to your home and neighborhood and is available in English, Spanish and Simplified Chinese. It provides helpful tips if you are experiencing flooding

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Rockville’s Forestry Inspector Talks Environments With Middle School Class

Following a handwritten invitation from a Silver Spring International Middle School student, Natasha Shangold, the City of Rockville’s forestry inspector, found herself in front of Delia Dunlap’s eighth-period Model United Nations class, where she discussed invasive species and the importance of local ecosystems. The first-day-of-spring visit was sparked by a

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Climate Solutions Speaker Session: Outreach and Restoration Grant Program

Does your organization have a green project in the works? Learn how your nonprofit, faith-based group, homeowners association or community organization can apply for grant funds through the Chesapeake Bay Trust’s Outreach and Restoration Grant Program in the latest installment of Rockville’s Climate Solutions Speaker Series. The webinar, from 7-8

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Earn Energy from the Sun —Make the Solar Switch

Lower your energy costs, become energy independent and be part of the renewable revolution: Join Solar Switch to learn about options for installing a solar energy system on the roof-top of your home or small business. Learn more about Solar Switch during the virtual Climate Solutions Speaker Series session, “Going

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How to Be Aware and Be Prepared for Flooding

Anywhere it can rain, it can flood. Follow these tips to know the risk and be prepared to reduce the impact of potential flooding: For tips on solving minor drainage issues and wet yards, read “Slow It. Spread It. Sink It: A Homeowner’s Guide to Sustainable Home Drainage” at

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Checklist to Reduce Mosquito Breeding on Your Property

Mosquito species that have the potential to spread viruses 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. Where to Check: Note: Mosquito species of concern typically do not fly more than

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Building a Better Recreation Pool

Outdoor Rec Pool to Close Aug. 16 for Renovations The Rockville Swim and Fitness Center’s outdoor recreation pool will close on Friday, Aug. 16, to allow a comprehensive renovation and reconfiguration to begin. These will include improvements to accessibility, and

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Mayor for a Day, the Rockville Way

Rockville welcomed Callie Walker, winner of the “If I Were Mayor…” essay contest, in May. Walker, a fourth-grader at St. Mary’s School, was interviewed by Rockville 11 and visited the Rockville City Police Department, the Department of Public Works Equipment

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