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Category: Environment

Help Put a Halt to Hydrant Water Heists

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

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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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