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Rockville is Tops in State on Clean Energy Scorecard

The City of Rockville was the top-scoring Maryland municipality in a 2020 analysis of cities’ energy efficiency and renewable energy strategies. Rockville received a score of 27 out of 70, placing it seventh among 30 small and mid-sized cities nationally ranked on the City Clean Energy Scorecard. The self-scoring tool by

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Be an Energy Star This Presidents Day Weekend

Buy Energy-Saving Products Feb. 13-15 or Apply for Energy Rebates Homeowners thinking about upgrading an appliance, replacing a refrigerator, or even changing a light bulb, can do so tax free on Presidents Day weekend. On Feb. 13-15, purchases of the following energy-efficient Energy Star products are free from Maryland’s 6%

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At Home, With Wildlife

Spending a lot of time at home? Missing nature? Why not bring nature to you? Homeowners, as well as businesses, schools, universities, places of worship, parks, civic and community organizations, and others can create wildlife-friendly landscapes and earn National Wildlife Federation certification. Certified wildlife habitats must provide food, water, cover

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Responding to King’s Call to Serve

Thank you to community members who took part in a week of service across Montgomery County around last month’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations, including the more than 200 people participating in activities here in the City of Rockville. Activities included these Weed Warriors (above) who pulled invasive plants

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Be Salt Wise in Winter

In the winter, salt keeps us safe while we are on the move, but it also leads to higher levels of salt in the region’s drinking water supply. Remember: More salt isn’t always best. Scatter deicer and leave space between the grains only after shoveling and clearing pavement. Sweep up

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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

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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. 14-18Area 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

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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

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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

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New Speed Cameras Coming to Veirs Mill Road

In a continuing effort to reduce the number of speeding vehicles in Rockville neighborhoods, the Rockville City Police Department will begin deployment this month of speed monitoring systems in the 900 block of Veirs Mill Road, near the intersection with

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