Details on Rockville’s RainScapes Rebates Program

Per the City of Rockville:
Property Owners Can Help Reduce Pollution and Flooding
Rainfall that lands on conventional lawns, roofs, patios, walkways, and driveways rapidly accumulates into runoff. This runoff collects pollutants like pet waste, fertilizers, pesticides, car fluids, and trash before entering storm drains and being carried to local streams and the Chesapeake Bay. Stormwater runoff not only impacts the health of our local waterways, but can cause drainage issues around your home or yard and increase the chances of flooding for your downstream neighbors.

Private property owners can play an important role in reducing pollution and flooding, and creating wildlife habitat by installing small-scale stormwater projects.

RainScapes Rebates

Single-family homeowners and nonprofits, including religious institutions, private schools, homeowners associations and condominium associations, can receive up to a lifetime maximum of $2,500 in rebates for the approved projects below.

Still have questions? Contact:

RAINSCAPES COORDINATOR SHANNON PHILBIN
240-314-8877
111 Maryland Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850
Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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Conservation Landscaping

Replace a portion of your lawn with a native plant garden to help pollinators, reduce pollution and create wildlife habitat, and beautify your yard.
Rebate Amount: $2 per sq. ft. with soil improvement or $1 per sq. ft. without soil improvement. 

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Pavement Removal

Remove impervious surfaces such as patios, walkways or excess driveway to help reduce polluted runoff and flooding.

Rebate Amount: $4 per sq. ft. if replacing with conservation landscaping or $3 per sq. ft. if replacing with sod

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Rain Barrels

Install rain barrels that store and collect rain water from your roof to help reduce runoff in your yard and reduce pollutants to local streams.

Rebate Amount: $1 per gallon

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Tree Canopy

Plant native trees that can help slow runoff, filter pollutants, provide shade and help local birds and other wildlife.

Rebate Amount: $150 per tree

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Permeable Paver Retrofit

Replace your existing driveway, patio, walkway or other impermeable surface with a paver system designed to allow rainwater to soak back into the ground.

Rebate Amount: $4 per sq. ft. or $1,200, whichever is greater

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17th Annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival

Now in its 17th year, the Kensington Day of the Book Festival is a family-friendly street festival featuring 150+ renowned authors, poets, and literary organizations. Enjoy live music on five stages, special guest speakers, military veteran writers and comedians, poetry readings, cookbook demos, children's program, and much more.

Admission is free, and attendees will also be able to explore a marketplace of books and food offerings from local vendors.

Not your average book festival! This festival offers something for everyone!

17th Annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival

Sunday, April 21, 2024, 11am-4pm (held rain or shine!)

Howard Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895

www.dayofthebook.com

Instagram: @kensingtonbookfestival

Contact: Elisenda Sola-Sole, Festival Director

[email protected]

301-949-9416 (text preferred)

FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival

Get ready to experience the vibrant colors, tantalizing flavors, and infectious rhythms of the Caribbean at the FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival! Hosted by RHU LLC, this exciting festival is set to take place on May 18, 2024, at the picturesque 16700 Barnesville Rd in Boyds, MD.

Step into a world where the Caribbean spirit comes alive! From 12:00 PM onwards, immerse yourself in a sensory journey that celebrates the unique culture, cuisine, and music of the Caribbean. Whether you're an African American, a Reggae or Soca music enthusiast, a wine lover, or part of the vibrant Caribbean diaspora, this festival promises to delight and captivate you in every way.

Let the enticing aromas of mouthwatering Caribbean dishes tantalize your taste buds. Feast on traditional delicacies prepared by expert chefs, showcasing the rich and diverse culinary heritage of the Caribbean. Indulge in flavorful jerk chicken, succulent seafood, and delectable plantain dishes that will transport you straight to the islands.

Accompanying the culinary extravaganza is a carefully curated selection of premium wines, ensuring the perfect pairing for your palate. Sip on fine wines from renowned vineyards, each sip a reflection of the Caribbean's vibrant spirit. Discover new flavors, expand your wine knowledge, and savor unforgettable moments with every glass.

As the sun sets, get ready to groove to the infectious rhythms of Caribbean music. Feel the pulsating beats of reggae, soca, dancehall, and calypso, moving your body to the lively melodies. Live performances by talented musicians and performers will keep the energy high, ensuring a night of unforgettable entertainment.

Don't miss this opportunity to embrace the Caribbean spirit and celebrate the arrival of spring in style! Tickets are available on AllEvents, so secure your spot today. Join us at the FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival, where cultures collide and unforgettable memories are made.

LIVE PERFORMANCES By: CULTURE Feat. Kenyatta Hill, EXCO LEVI, IMAGE BAND, RAS LIDJ REGG'GO with Special Guest SUGAR BEAR FROM E.U. & MORE! & MORE!

MUSIC By: DJ ABLAZE, DJ SMALLY & NAJ SUPREME

2 NIGHT Camping packages available: RV/CAMPER $200 | TENTS $150 Starting on Friday May 17 @ 5pm | 30 RV SPACES | 30+ TENT SPACES

KIDS 12 & UNDER FREE!!!

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