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Help Save the Bay While Saving Money With RainScapes Rebates

Rockville is proud to partner with the Chesapeake Bay Trust to help residents save money when installing sustainable landscaping and small-scale stormwater practices through the RainScapes Rebate program.Eligible properties, including single-family homes and townhouses, homeowners and condominium associations, and other nonprofits can receive up to $5,000 in rebates. The list

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Rockville and Pepco Unveil New EV Charging Stations

Rockville is taking steps to meet the growing demand for electric vehicle chargers with the launch of new EV charging stations at locations across the city. Pepco officials joined members of Rockville’s Mayor and Council and city staff April 15 for a ribbon-cutting of the two chargers on Vinson Street

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Make the Solar Switch and Earn Energy from the Sun

Lower your energy costs, become energy independent and take part in the renewable revolution: Join Solar Switch to learn about options for installing a solar energy system on the rooftop of your home or small business. Solar Switch, formerly the Capital Area Solar Co-Op, will be open for applications from

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Climate Action Plan Makes Progress in Second Year

Rockville is making progress on many of the 42 initiatives in the city’s first Climate Action Plan, with several action items completed and other efforts well underway.  The Mayor and Council adopted the plan in January 2022 with the goal of equitably reducing greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change

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Be Flood Aware for April

April is Flood Awareness Month. Anywhere it can rain, it can flood. With the arrival of the rainy spring season, follow these tips to know the risk and be prepared to reduce the impact of potential flooding:  • Insure your property. Flood damage isn’t covered by standard homeowners’ insurance policies

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Tour the Newly Restored Northeast Park Pond

Join city staff and the Rockville Environment Commission for a tour of the recently completed Northeast Pond and Stream Restoration Project from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, April 25 at Northeast Park, at the dead end of Neal Drive.  Learn how the project restored the stormwater management pond, reduced erosion, reconnected the

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Go Green and Save Green With Permit Fee Waivers for Earth Month

Rockville to Waive Fees for Select Home Improvement Permits During April The City of Rockville is marking Earth Month in April by waiving permit fees for certain environmentally friendly home improvements. The city will waive all fees assessed by Rockville’s Inspection Services Division directly associated with the residential installation of

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Earth Month in Rockville

Earth Day is Monday, April 22, but Rockville and Montgomery County celebrate throughout spring with the following events: ‘Environment and Sustainability News’ Email NewsletterDon’t forget to sign up for seasonal email newsletter updates on environmental events, volunteer opportunities and climate action news throughout the year. Visit www.rockvillemd.gov/newsletters and select “Environment and Sustainability.”

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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 nonessential lights in their homes and businesses for one hour, from 8:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23, and do something positive for the

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Winter Plumbing Protection: Tips for Preventing Frozen Pipes

Freezing temperatures can lead to frozen pipes or meters, leaving homes without running water or burst pipes that cause costly damage to homes and infrastructure. To prevent frozen pipes: If pipes freeze: More Tips Property owners are responsible for calling a plumber to repair frozen and broken pipes on their

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Building a Better Recreation Pool

Outdoor Rec Pool to Close Aug. 16 for Renovations The Rockville Swim and Fitness Center’s outdoor recreation pool will close on Friday, Aug. 16, to allow a comprehensive renovation and reconfiguration to begin. These will include improvements to accessibility, and

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Mayor for a Day, the Rockville Way

Rockville welcomed Callie Walker, winner of the “If I Were Mayor…” essay contest, in May. Walker, a fourth-grader at St. Mary’s School, was interviewed by Rockville 11 and visited the Rockville City Police Department, the Department of Public Works Equipment

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