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Category: Environment

Mayor and Council Hear City Plans to Address Flooding

A citywide Flood Resiliency Master Plan and a program to provide property owners with grants for building improvements aimed at preventing flood damage are part of the city’s proposed plans to mitigate the impacts of flooding caused by more frequent and extreme storms.

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Everyone Has a Role in the City’s Climate Action Plan

Rockville’s Climate Action Plan provides a role for everyone to play in addressing climate change. The plan, passed Jan. 10 by the Mayor and Council, sets forth 26 community actions and 16 city actions to reduce climate-warming pollution and foster resilience, especially for the city’s most vulnerable neighborhoods.

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It’s Electric! (This Month in Rockville)

Learn About EVs and Green Energy Incentives March presents opportunities to join the City of Rockville and other Montgomery County partners in getting charged up about the future of clean electric energy. Rockville is a partner in Montgomery County’s Electric Vehicle Purchasing Co-op, and you can help lead the charge

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Lights Out for Climate Change Action

Rockville will turn out the lights in observance of Earth Hour, an international effort in support of climate change action. Earth Hour encourages people to turn off all non-essential lights in their homes and businesses for one hour, from 8:30-9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 26. The city will participate by

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Do Your Bit to Deter Deer

Area wildlife helps maintain a healthy ecosystem but can become a nuisance. Here are a few ways to live with, and discourage, deer: Taste or odor repellent are humane forms of control designed to repel deer from an area. You can find repellents at sporting goods stores. Plant deer-resistant native

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Raking News: Spring Leaf Collection in April

The city will vacuum leaves from neighborhood curbs from April 4-15 in five collection areas throughout Rockville. An interactive map at www.rockvillemd.gov/leafcollection allows residents to input their address and learn when their leaves will be collected. Unlike the fall leaf collection, which has two collection rounds, city crews make only

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Earth Month, All Spring, in Rockville

Earth Day 2022 is Friday, April 22 and Rockville has an important environmental milestone to celebrate this year. Rockville joined the ranks of hundreds of U.S. cities on Jan. 10 as the Mayor and Council approved the city’s first plan for addressing climate change. Read more at www.rockville.gov/climate. Rockville will

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Be an Energy Star This Presidents Day Weekend

Buy Energy-Saving Products Feb. 19-21 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. 19-21, purchases of the following energy-efficient Energy Star products are free from Maryland’s 6%

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