Earth Day is Thursday, April 22, and Rockville is celebrating with events all spring long, including the following free or low-cost activities that promote getting outside and helping nature. All in-person events require participants to wear a face covering and practice social distancing of at least 6 feet. Activities marked SSL are
More than ever, people are looking for ways to help the community and each other. While the pandemic is limiting volunteering to activities where social distancing and other safety protocols can be practiced, there are still plenty of opportunities to make a big difference in Rockville. Opportunities with the SSL
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
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%
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
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
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
Maryland General Assembly’s 90-Day Session Begins Jan. 13 Rockville’s 2021 state legislative priorities include education funding, opposition to the state’s plan to widen Interstate 270, a noise barrier, combating climate change, an independent congressional redistricting commission and more. The 2021 state legislative session runs from Jan. 13-April 12 in Annapolis.
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
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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Appointment is currently Assistant City Manager to North Carolina City Angela Judge, an assistant city manager with Elizabeth City, North Carolina, and formerly with the City of Atlanta, Georgia, will be Rockville’s next deputy city manager, City Manager Rob DiSpirito
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