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Category: Environment

Don’t Let a Clog Become an Unwanted Holiday Guest

When the holiday feast is finished, don’t pour fats, oils and grease, i.e., FOG, down the drain. FOG, including sauces, gravy and salad dressings, can trap solids, form hard deposits and clog pipes, causing basement backups, sewer overflows and costly damage to city infrastructure and private property. Before washing dishes,

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Save the Date for Montgomery County’s H2O Summit

Montgomery County’s H20 Summit will be held virtually on Wednesday, Nov. 10 via Zoom. The free annual celebration of water and our actions to keep it clean will feature educational sessions to provide community members with ways to make water-conscious decisions and tools to use in their backyards to help

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CHAMPS AGAIN …

The city was recognized for a fourth time as a Sustainable Maryland community and earned the program’s Sustainability Champion designation, at the Maryland Municipal League’s fall conference on Oct. 12 in Ellicott City. Rockville amassed more points than any other community for efforts that include its 32nd consecutive year as

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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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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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