Montgomery Parks

August 19, 2019 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Parks to Close Portions of Sligo Creek Parkway for Tree Removal

Montgomery Parks will close down portions of Sligo Creek Parkway this week to remove hazardous trees throughout Sligo Stream Valley Park. The closures are scheduled for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on the following days: Tuesday, August 20 from Piney Branch Road to Kennebec Avenue. Wednesday, August 21 from Maple Avenue to Carroll Avenue. Monday, August 26 […]

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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 13, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Hallan Algas Tóxicas en Dos Lagos de Montgomery

Hallan algas tóxicas en dos lagos del Condado de Montgomery, en Maryland, y se insta a los residentes, y especialmente a los dueños de perros, a tomar precauciones, según reporta WTOP. Según reporta la estación de radio, se han encontrado niveles elevados de una toxina llamada microcistina que es producida por un tipo de alga […]

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August 13, 2019 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Parks Readies Deer Management Program

Montgomery Parks will begin its annual deer population management program in September, ending in March 2020. Eight park units have been added this year, for 54 parks where archery- or shotgun-managed deer hunting, or Park Police-based sharpshooting operations will take place. The 54 parks comprise more than 50 percent of the parks’ total land area. […]

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August 9, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Montgomery Parks Inspiring Young Girls to Learn About Nature

Montgomery Parks held their first Nature Girls Camp this week. The girl-centered camp focused on outdoor explorations in things like hiking, fishing, geocaching and boating to inspire the young girls to possibly pursue a career in nature. On Friday, the girls were at Black Hill Visitors Center in Boyds where 14 campers between the ages […]

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July 18, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for July 18 in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, July 18 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. Click here for today’s forecast. 1. It’s National Latino Conservation Week: This is apart of an initiative by the Hispanic Access Foundation launched in 2014 to provide the Latino community and others opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, learn about conservation […]

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July 11, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

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Montgomery Parks Detail Limited Pesticide Use as ‘Last Resort’

Montgomery Parks Chief of the Horticulture, Forestry and Environmental Education Division, David Vismara discusses the county’s special program along with other alternatives to maintain weeds and pests with MCM. Watch the video below for more details:     

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June 20, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: Explore the County’s Great Outdoors

Ten percent of Montgomery County’s real estate is made up of parks. Melissa Chotiner joins Montgomery Talks to share some of the events and activities that will be happening in public parks this summer – on this episode of Montgomery Talks with Doug Tallman. Available now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify […]

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April 30, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for April 30 in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, April 30. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Session: Montgomery County Council meets today at 9:30 a.m. Check out their agenda for the meeting here. 2. Leggett at Montgomery College: Former Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is speaking at Montgomery College tonight from 7 to 9 […]

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April 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Cabin John Will Close Two Ice Rinks Through September

Two ice rinks at Cabin John Ice Rink (CJIR) in Rockville will close starting Friday for a mechanical improvement project. The rinks are supposed to reopen by the end of September. According to Montgomery Parks, “Due to aging infrastructure and the phase-out of R-22 refrigerant, a new refrigeration system will be installed to support the […]

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