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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 involved and reduce energy usage while saving money:

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Join the Team for Clean Streams

City stream cleanups offer safe ways to serve your city while social distancing during the pandemic. Help remove litter from Rockville streams and celebrate Montgomery County Community Service Month by volunteering for a stream cleanup this month. City-sponsored cleanups follow safety guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19. Student Service

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Fall Lawn Care: A How-To for Healthy Lawns, Hold the Pesticide

This fall is a particularly good time to go organic with your lawn care. The Mayor and Council on April 26 voted unanimously to allow Montgomery County’s pesticide law to apply in the city, effective Jan. 1. The law restricts the use of certain pesticides on private lawns, playgrounds, mulched

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Mayor and Council to Review Rockville’s Climate Action Plan

The Mayor and Council are scheduled to review Rockville’s first draft Climate Action Plan during their meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6. With the Climate Action Plan, city government is working with community members to develop a comprehensive list of actions to equitably reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030

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Maintenance to Close Part of Town Square Park

An area of Rockville Town Square will be blocked off to allow maintenance work to be performed on the public park’s sand filter — a facility beneath the public space that treats and cleans stormwater runoff. Filter cleaning work will be conducted from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 4-15. Construction equipment will

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Flooding: Know the Risks and City Resources

The city is reminding residents about flooding risks after parts of Rockville experienced devastating flooding from the remnants of Hurricane Ida, which blew through the city as a tropical depression on Sept. 1. Forecasters predict that these extreme weather events will happen more frequently as the climate continues to change.

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Say ‘Yes, Please,’ for Free Trees!

The City of Rockville is giving away a limited number of native trees and shrubs.Rockville Fall Tree Giveaway Preregistration is required at www.rockvillemd.gov/environment. Pick up trees 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Drive. Trees will not be available to walk-ups. Rockville residents only. Limit

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Tour the Upper Watts Branch Stream Restoration

Join City of Rockville staff for a tour of the Upper Watts Branch Forest Preserve Stream Restoration from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18. The project, completed in 2018, enhanced and restored over 2,000 linear feet of stream, protected public utilities, and re-established forested wetland habitat. It won second place for

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