Thinking of purchasing rooftop solar or an electric vehicle but not sure where to start? Two community co-ops are now open to help community members navigate the process and join together to increase buying power.
Earth Month may be over, but earth-friendly activities continue year-round. Here’s what’s on deck for May: Sunday, May 1: Invasive Species Pull, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Croydon Creek Nature Center. Help remove invasive plant species and improve the Hayes Forest Preserve. SSL hours available. Register for course #22666 at www.rockvillemd.gov/registration.
Think Scooters, Courtesy and Safety When Rolling This Summer As the weather warms, using a scooter for short trips is enjoyable and convenient. Montgomery County’s dockless e-scooter program uses companies that park scooters in strategic locations throughout the county, including in the City of Rockville, for riders to use. Riders
Rockville to Debut eSourcing Tools for Vendors Doing Business With City Government Rockville’s Procurement Division is scheduled to debut a new collaboration portal this month offering tools that will make it easier for vendors to do business with the city. The eSourcing and Vendor Collaboration Portal, scheduled to launch Friday,
Rockville’s Climate Solutions Speaker Series continues this spring with virtual presentations exploring sustainable landscaping and a net-zero energy home. Thursday, April 7:“Sustainable Home Landscaping 101,” 7-8 p.m. Virtual. Learn first steps and practical tips for creating a beautiful and sustainable home garden with Beth Ginter, executive director of the Chesapeake
Pruning of city street trees can only be performed by City of Rockville forestry crews or by an official city tree-care contractor. Do not prune them yourself or hire a contractor to prune or remove city trees. The city is obligated under the Maryland Roadside Tree Law, as administered by
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
Contractors in March installed new energy-efficient light-emitting diode, also known as LED, lights with occupancy sensors at City Hall. The project upgrades 325 interior light fixtures on the second floor, including 256 sensors to reduce energy costs, maintenance and greenhouse gas emissions. Funding for the project leverages a $35,000 grant
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.
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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Mt. Vernon Place Has Reopened to Traffic With the arrival of the fall planting season in September, city contractors began landscaping as the final phase of improvements to the Mt. Vernon stormwater management facility. Mt. Vernon Place reopened to through
Rockville will honor veterans of our nation’s armed forces with a ceremony on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11. The ceremony is planned for 11 a.m. at Veterans Park, at the intersection of MD 28 and Rockville Pike. Free parking will
For Close to 50 Years, Drive has Encouraged Heartfelt Giving For nearly a half century, through the Holiday Drive, Rockville has sponsored outreach that brings the community together each year to provide food baskets, gift certificates and toys to needy
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