Rock Creek Regional Park

August 17, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 17, in Montgomery County

It’s Monday, Aug. 17, and here are five things worth knowing in Montgomery County: 1. COVID-19 Data: The County Data Dashboard details today’s case count and key indicators. Click here for more information.    2.Essential Item Donations Needed: The Gaithersburg CARES Hub needs essential items to help people recovering from COVID-19. Click here  for more details. 💙Our CARES […]

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August 10, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Visible Signs of Harmful Toxin Reported at Lake Needwood; Visitors Urged to Use Caution

Montgomery Parks officials urge residents to be careful when recreating on or near Lake Needwood and Lake Frank located within Rock Creek Regional Park. Park staff say microcystin-producing blue-green algae have been observed on the surface of Lake Needwood. The toxin can be harmful to people and pets. “Signs have been posted around Lake Needwood […]

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October 24, 2019 | Carolyn Raskauskas

Perfect Autumn Day Provides Vivid Scenery at Lake Needwood

It was a beautiful day at Lake Needwood in Rock Creek Regional Park in Derwood. Check out these beautiful autumn images. And here are even more photos… View this post on Instagram Autumn is in the air at Rock Creek Regional Park’s Lake Needwood in Derwood. 🍂🍁 (📸: @carolynrask / MyMCMedia) #falldays🍁 #lakeneedwood #rockcreekpark #derwoodmd […]

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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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May 9, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Solar Panels Powering Montgomery Parks

Two solar fields on Montgomery County parks, just on Wednesday, saved about 7.8 barrels of oil and offset 18,500 pounds of carbon. The fields — in South Germantown Recreational Area and at Rock Creek Regional Park — are expected to generate between 3.2 and 3.5 million kilowatts a year, said Amanda Aparicio, sustainability coordinator for […]

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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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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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June 26, 2016 | Sonya Burke

photo of geese at Lake Needwood

Humane Society Opposes Parks Department’s Plan to Kill Canada Geese (VIDEO)

UPDATED The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is opposing a plan by Montgomery County’s Department of Parks to kill hundreds of Canada geese at two local parks. Parks officials say the geese are a public safety nuisance, and they are planning to euthanize hundreds of them at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park and […]

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