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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 25, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 25, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Aug. 25, in Montgomery County: 1. The National Park Service turns 101 today and entrance to all national parks today are….FREE. Celebrate @NatlParkService‘s 101st bday with free entrance to all national parks tomorrow. RT to spread the word! #FindYourPark #NPS101 pic.twitter.com/oRN6NZjvR8 — US Dept of Interior (@Interior) August […]

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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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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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July 26, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Lake Needwood Warning

Montgomery Parks officials are asking residents to use caution when recreating on or near Lake Needwood. Testing has shown there are elevated levels of microcystin, a toxic substance produced by some species of blue-green algae (cyanobacteria), in the 75-acre lake. Microcystin, hepatoxin, can cause harm to the liver of humans and pets. Of particular concern […]

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July 24, 2013 | Staff Writer

Lake Needwood picture

Lake Needwood Warning

Montgomery Parks officials are asking residents to use caution at Lake Needwood, which is located within Rock Creek Regional Park. Testing has shown there are elevated levels of Microcystin a toxic substance produced by blue-green algae (cyanobacteria), in the 75-acre lake. If ingested, the algae can cause serious harm to the liver of humans and pets. Montgomery […]

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