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August 13, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery Parks Report Elevated Levels of Algae Toxin at Lake Needwood

Pet Owners are Urged to Keep Dogs Out of the Lake Montgomery Parks officials are asking residents to use caution when recreating on or near Lake Needwood and Lake Frank at Rock Creek Regional Park. That’s because testing has shown there are elevated levels of microcystin, a toxic substance produced by some species of blue-green […]

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July 23, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for July 23 in Montgomery County

Here are five things you need to know for Monday, July 23, in Montgomery County: 1. Council Work: The Montgomery County Council has a busy day of committee work. The Public Safety Committee, meeting at 9:25 a.m., will get an update on crime statistics. The Education Committee, meeting at 1:55 p.m., will hear from the […]

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August 4, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Montgomery Parks Reports Elevated Levels of Microcystin at Lake Needwood and Lake Frank

UPDATED Montgomery Parks officials are asking residents to use caution when recreating on or near Lake Needwood and Lake Frank at Rock Creek Regional Park. That’s because testing has shown there are elevated levels of microcystin, a toxic substance produced by some species of blue-green algae (cyanobacteria), in both lakes. Microcystin can cause harm to […]

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July 14, 2015 | Staff Writer

photo of geese at Lake Needwood

Ten Ways to Enjoy Montgomery County’s Parks

The Montgomery County Council and County Executive Isiah Leggett have proclaimed the month of July as Parks and Recreation Month. In fact, this month marks 30 years that park systems around the United States have celebrated Parks and Recreation Month. However, a survey financed by the National Recreation and Park Association in May 2014 indicated […]

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March 17, 2015 | Sonya Burke

photo of geese at Lake Needwood

Lake Needwood and Little Seneca Lake Are Still Not Ready to Open for Boating and Fishing

Montgomery Parks officials are delaying the opening of Little Seneca Lake in Black Hill Regional Park and Lake Needwood in Rock Creek Regional Park for the second time this season, until March 28th at the soonest. Both lakes typically open on March 1st for recreational boating, fishing and other uses because the lakes remain frozen. […]

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February 26, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Montgomery Parks Delays Opening of Lake Needwood and Little Seneca Lake

Montgomery Parks officials announced today that they are delaying the original March 1 opening of Little Seneca Lake in Black Hill Regional Park and Lake Needwood in Rock Creek Regional Park until March 14th for recreational boating, fishing and other uses because of inclement weather conditions. Boaters with a daily or seasonal boating permit are […]

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