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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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August 6, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Cambridge Man Breaks Record with Mahi Mahi Catch near Ocean City

Catch Tops Maryland Record Held Since 1985 Jeff Wright of Cambridge caught a record-breaking dolphinfish or mahi mahi recently off the coast of Ocean City. The catch sets a new Maryland state fishing record in the Atlantic Division for a common dolphifish, or mahi mahi set in 1985. Wright caught the 72.8-pound fish July 28 […]

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June 18, 2019 | Ben Palmer

Damascus Man Helps Ocean City Crew Catch 900-Pound Marlin

A Damascus man was part of an Ocean City-based fishing crew that caught a record-breaking marlin at the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament in Morehead City, N.C. over the weekend. Todd Dickerson aided the Top Dog crew in catching a marlin so big, it not only made them “Top of the World” in the tournament, […]

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April 8, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Enjoying a Perfect Spring Day

Blue skies and temperatures in the 80s prompted many in Montgomery County to get outside on Monday.  Lake Needwood in Rockville provided the perfect backdrop for residents to take in the perfect day.

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August 2, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Health Warning at Local Lakes at Rock Creek Regional Park (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Parks officials are warning visitors to avoid direct contact with the water at Lake Frank and Lake Needwood at Rock Creek Regional Park because of elevated levels of a toxic substance. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. You can find out more about this health warning on the Montgomery Parks website, here. Visitors & their […]

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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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June 6, 2014 | Staff Writer

Police Captain Don Johnson is Retiring (PHOTO)

Montgomery County Police Captain Don Johnson, the 3rd District Commander, is retiring after 29 years on the job. Johnson was hired by the Montgomery County Police Department in 1985 when “Don Johnson” was already a household name due to the popularity of the television show, Miami Vice, starring the actor with the same name. This […]

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