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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 22, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery Parks Closes Trails Wednesday Due to Heavy Rainfall

Heavy Rainfall Tuesday Leaves Trails Muddy and Potentially Dangerous Montgomery Parks closed all natural surface trails in local parks for 24 hours due to muddy conditions. Park officials said the excessive rain Tuesday, estimated at 2.5 inches, can create dangerous conditions for park users, and affect the integrity of the trails. Trails will reopen Thursday, Aug. 23 at […]

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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 5, 2016 | Staff Writer

Parks Department Begins Pesticide Reduction Program This Month

Montgomery Parks officials have announced the beginning of its pesticide-reduction program this month in accordance with Bill 52-14, legislation passed by the Montgomery County Council regarding the use of pesticides on county-owned property, parks and private property. In accordance with this legislation, Montgomery Parks is embracing new ways to manage their parks while still working […]

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