Category: Environment

Raking News: Spring Leaf Collection in April

See interactive map at www.rockvillemd.gov/leafcollection. Area 1: April 5 & 6Area 2: April 7 & 8Area 3: April 9 & 12Area 4: April 13 & 14Area 5: April 15 & 16 The city will vacuum leaves from neighborhood curbs from April 5-16 in five collection areas throughout Rockville.

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Do Your Bit to Deter Deer

Area wildlife helps maintain a healthy ecosystem but can become a nuisance. Here’s a few ways you can learn 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

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Celebrate Earth Day the Rockville Way

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

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Serve Your Community: Volunteer for Rockville

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

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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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Take Action for Energy Efficiency in October

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

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