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Climate Solutions Speaker Series to Feature Sustainable Landscaping and a Net-Zero Energy Home

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

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Pruning City Street Trees: Don’t Do It Yourself

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

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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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CITY HALL, IN A NEW LIGHT

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

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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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New Speed Cameras Coming to Veirs Mill Road

In a continuing effort to reduce the number of speeding vehicles in Rockville neighborhoods, the Rockville City Police Department will begin deployment this month of speed monitoring systems in the 900 block of Veirs Mill Road, near the intersection with

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