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Celebrate Earth Month 2017
April 22, 2017 is Earth Day! 

Celebrate with the City of Rockville throughout March and April with free workshops, stream cleanups and other events. Interested in doing more? Check out tips for helping the environment year-round or invite an environmental speaker to your next community meeting.

 For activities hosted by our green partners visit MyGreenMontgomery.

Earth Day Celebration
Earth Hour and Earth Month Proclamations

March 13 
Mayor and Council Proclamations
Community Wildlife Habitat Sign
Community Wildlife Habitat Celebration

March 23 from 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Mayor and Council Chambers at City Hall, 111 Maryland Ave.
Join the city in celebrating Rockville becoming the 88th National Wildlife Federation-certified Community Wildlife Habitat in the United States. Learn more on the calendar event.

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RainScapes Rewards: Green Your Backyard Workshop
April 1 from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Twinbrook Community Recreation Center.
Learn about the RainScapes Rewards can help you green your backyard and reduce pollution. Rockville residents will be eligible to enter into a free rain barrel raffle. Visit the calendar event for details.

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4th Annual Montgomery County Energy Summit
April 5 from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. in Silver Spring.
Learn more and register at the event website.
Stream cleanup volunteers
Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanups

April 8
  • Twinbrook Community Recreation Center 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Croydon Creek Nature Center 9 a.m. to noon.
  • Maryvale Park 10:30 a.m. to Noon
Visit the calendar event for more details.

Croydon Creek Nature Center
Croydon Creek Campfire - Earth Day Celebration

April 22 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Gather around the campfire with your friends for stories, snacks and more. An adult must accompany children and all participants must register. Learn the history behind Earth Day and discover some amazing nature facts. Call 240-314-8770 to register. Residents $5, Non-residents $6.
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Rockville Science Day

April 23 from Noon to 5 p.m.
Montgomery College, Rockville Campus, 51 Mannakee St.
Learn why science is our future. Be sure to visit the Croydon Creek Nature Center table. Free and open to all. Visit the event website for more information.
 Arbor Day tree planting
Arbor Day Tree Planting Ceremony
April 26 at 10 a.m.
Lone Oak Park, 1010 Grandin Ave.
Join the city Forestry Division and students from the Park Street Children's Center for a tree planting in recognition of Rockville's 28th consecutive year as a “Tree City USA”. 
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Spring Festival with Native Plant Sale

April 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Croydon Creek Nature Center, 852 Avery Rd.


Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
April 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Rockville City Police Station, 2 W. Montgomery Ave.
For more information, call Cpl. Ken Matney at 240-314-8922.

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Montgomery County GreenFest
May 6 from 11am to 4PM
Bohrer Park, 506 South Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD
GreenFest is a free, family-friendly festival dedicated to celebrating the people and environment of Montgomery County with a fun-filled day of music, films, speakers, exhibitors, and workshops. Visit montgomerycountygreenfest.org for details.
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Invasive Plant Pull  

May 7 from 1:30 to 4:30PM
Croydon Creek Nature Center, 852 Avery Rd.
Work with a regional expert to pull invasive plants. Gloves will be provided. No advanced registration necessary. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Call 240-314-8770 for details.
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Arbor Day tree planting
Earth Day/
Arbor Day Tree Planting Ceremony
April 22 at 2PM, Beall Elementary 
Rockville will be recognized as a “Tree City USA” for the 28th consecutive year. Staff will work with students on a stream buffer planting and stream cleanup. City Forestry Division staff will visit first-grade classes in Rockville schools in late April to discuss Arbor Day and the many benefits of trees. 

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Environmental Management Division
Department of Public Works
111 Maryland Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850

Ph: 240-314-8870
Fx: 240-314-8309 

Pollution Hotline
Report pollution or illegal dumping
Ph: 240-314-8348