Montgomery Parks

October 21, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery Parks Rehabs Poole’s General Store in Poolesville

Montgomery Parks held a ribbon cutting celebration for the Seneca Store located in Poolesville Saturday. The general store, previously known as Poole’s Store, dates to 1901 and served the community continuously for 109 years before closing in 2010. Over the past year, Montgomery Parks rehabbed the store to meet all code requirements so that it […]

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October 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Oct. 9 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 9 and people of the Jewish faith are continuing to celebrate Yom Kippur, which is known as the Day of Atonement. It’s considered the holiest day of the year for Jewish people. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. No School for MCPS Students: Since it’s Yom Kippur, […]

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September 19, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

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Montgomery Parks Celebra el Mes de la Herencia Hispana

Montgomery Parks, parte de la Comisión de Planificación y Parques de Maryland-Nacional Capital (M-NCPPC) anunció, en un comunicado de prensa, una serie de actividades en conmemoración al Mes de la Herencia Hispana. Desde el 15 de septiembre hasta el 15 de octubre se resaltan las contribuciones de la comunidad latina al país, la historia y […]

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September 6, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for Sept. 6 in Montgomery County

It’s Friday, September 6 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. It’s National Read a Book Day! National Read a Book Day is the perfect opportunity to make some time in your life to read. Click here to see where your nearest public library is. 2. Gaithersburg City Elections Update: Absentee […]

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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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