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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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February 19, 2019 | Staff Writer

Police Release Sketch of Man Found Dead Near Rockville

Montgomery County police Tuesday released composite sketches of a man found dead near Lake Bernard Frank earlier this month in hopes someone can identify him. Investigators have not been able to identify the man. The sketches are based on what the man might have looked like, police said. Wheaton police district officers found the man […]

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February 12, 2019 | Staff Writer

Police Seek Help in Identifying Man’s Body

Montgomery County police hope the public can help identify a dead man found in a Rockville creek. Detectives released photographs Tuesday of a watch and a plastic ring that were found with the man in the hope that someone will recognize the items. On Saturday, Feb. 2, Wheaton police district officers responded to a call […]

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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 2, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Flooding in Rock Creek Regional Park, Hikers Urged to Use Caution (PHOTOS)

Montgomery Parks officials are warning hikers at Rock Creek Regional Park to use caution because some trails and pedestrian bridges are still flooded following last week’s heavy rains. The banks of Lake Needwood were overflowing with water on Monday afternoon and a couple of park visitors told MyMCMedia they had never seen the lake water […]

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August 2, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 2, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Aug. 2, in Montgomery County: 1. So Long, Steve: He’s not leaving till February, but it’s still a shock that Steve Farber is leaving his post as the Montgomery County Council’s chief adviser. Farber has been guiding council policies for 26 years. Here’s our story. 2. Rockville Meets: The […]

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July 25, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Parks Warns Residents About Hazardous Toxins in Lakes

The Montgomery County Parks Department is asking residents to use caution near Lake Needwood and Lake Frank after a testing has shown there are elevated levels of a toxic substance produced by algae in the lakes. The lakes, located within Rock Creek Regional Park, tested positive for Microcystin, a hepatoxin, that can cause harm to […]

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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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August 15, 2015 | Sonya Burke

photo of geese at Lake Needwood

Elevated Microcystin Levels Reported at Lake Needwood and Lake Frank, Visitors Advised to Use Caution

Montgomery Parks officials are advising residents to use caution when recreating on or near Lake Needwood and Lake Frank which are both located at Rock Creek Regional Park. 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, a hepatotoxin, can […]

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August 14, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, August 14, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, August 14, in Montgomery County: 1. The 20th annual Public Safety Awards will be handed out a Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce breakfast this morning at the Montgomery County fairgrounds. Follow @MyMCMedia on Twitter for the latest from the ceremony. Don’t forget!  The Montgomery County Agricultural Fair opens […]

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