A portion of Mt. Vernon Place is scheduled to close for four months, beginning in September, as part of thecity’s improvements to the Mt. Vernon stormwater management facility.
The Mayor and Council on April 26 voted unanimously to allow Montgomery County’s pesticide law to apply in the city, effective Jan. 1, 2022. The law restricts the use of certain pesticides on private lawns, playgrounds, mulched recreation areas and child care facilities, prohibiting most synthetic pesticides. Organic lawn care
In a year when safety and reliability were as important as ever, Rockville’s drinking water once again met or exceeded all federal water quality regulations limits, the city’s Department of Public Works said in the Annual Drinking Water Quality Report released July 1. The city’s water treatment plant, on the
With the arrival of summer and a growing customer base, Rockville will adjust recycling and trash collection routes in May. Collection days won’t change, but the time the trucks collect on your street may fluctuate. Be sure not to miss the truck by placing carts curbside the night before or
If you are interested in rooftop solar, or are looking to install an electric vehicle charger, then this is the opportunity for you. Registration is now open for the Capital Area Solar Co-op. Rockville is joining Arlington, Frederick and Montgomery counties, and Bowie, Falls Church, Frederick, Gaithersburg, Poolesville, Takoma Park
After 17 years in the ground, Brood X cicadas will once again emerge in their billions this spring. Although indisputably creepy, with bulging red eyes and distinctive drone, the insects are harmless to humans and pets. And the infestation won’t last long — about six to eight weeks, during which
The Mayor and Council honored community members and two local restaurants on April 26 with Environmental Excellence Awards recognizing contributions to Rockville’s environmental health and sustainability. Eric Walsh was honored for Outstanding Individual Environmental Stewardship for his years of picking up litter while walking (plogging). Walking up to two hours
Rockville’s Climate Action Plan should focus on reducing greenhouse gas, addressing racial equity and protecting future generations, respondents to a recent city survey said. The city received 525 responses to the Climate Action Plan survey conducted in late 2020. Highlights included:
The city’s Upper Watts Branch Park Forest Preserve Environmental Restoration Project was recently recognized with second place in the Chesapeake Stormwater Network’s Best Urban BMP in the Bay Awards.
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
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Employees of the City of Rockville will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Monday, Nov. 15, unless exempt for religious or medical reasons, under a new policy adopted by the Mayor and Council. COVID-19, including the highly
Celebrate Energy Action Month in October and Energy Efficiency Day on Wednesday, Oct. 6 by doing your part to tackle climate change. Learn more about Energy Efficiency Day at energyefficiencyday.org. And try these ideas during Energy Action Month to get
Rockville’s Hispanic/Latino population increased by 2,533 people in the decade since the last census, from 14.3% of the city’s population in 2010 to 16.9% in 2020. Those identifying as Hispanic/Latino can be of any race. In 2010, 8,781 people of
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