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United By Blue and Hudson Trail Outfitters Hosts a Cleanup in Rockville

United By Blue and Hudson Trail Outfitters Hosts a Cleanup in Rockville

 

UBB does it again! On Saturday, July 16th, United By Blue hosted their 45th cleanup in Maryland! This time the event took place in Rockville, MD at Rock Creek Regional Park’s Lake Needwood. For this event, UBB partnered with Hudson Trail Outfitters, a regional leader in outdoor apparel and gear.

The cleanup was conducted from 10a.m. – 1p.m. UBB staff, Hudson Trail Outfitters and 40 volunteers got down and dirty to bag 380 pounds of debris from the banks of Lake Needwood. The amount is another big win for United By Blue’s trash ticker which has a total of 26,737 pounds since company creation in May 2010.

300 lbs. of Trash to be Picked up at Park in Rockville

300 lbs. of Trash to be Picked up at Park in Rockville

 

ROCKVILLE, MD – On Saturday, July 16th from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., United By Blue will partner with Hudson Trail Outfitters in hosting a cleanup of Lake Needwood at Rock Creek Regional Park. The cleanup taking place in Rockville, MD is expected to remove approximately 300 pounds of trash. Over 70 volunteers are expected to show and will be supplied with gloves, trash bags, food and drinks. Our cleanups are equal parts work and play, throughout the day we will be hosting contests and giveaways.

Hudson Trail Outfitters has been providing high quality gear and equipment to outdoor enthusiasts since 1971. They help people throughout the Mid-Atlantic region to experience the outdoors through mountaineering, backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, climbing, biking, skiing, snowboarding, and fishing.

C&O Canal Wants Feedback on Turf Farm Water Access Project

Washington County, MD. – The National Park Service (NPS), Chesapeake and

Ohio Canal National Historical Park, is conducting a public review of the

Summit Hall Turf Farm Water Access Project, Montgomery County, Maryland,

July 2011.



The National Park Service will be accepting public review comments

beginning July 11, 2011 through August 12, 2011.  The draft Environmental

Assessment presents information on projected impacts to park resources.

The project proposes to respond to a request from Summit Hall Turf Farm to

install/modify raw water intakes across the park between Mile 28 and Mile

29.



In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, the National Park

Service invites public comments regarding this project.  Comments received

will be used to evaluate this project.  The National Park Service will be

Hit the Trail

Hit the Trail

What would you expect a four-and-three-quarter-year-old to say at the end of a four-and-a-half-mile hike that she just finished using her own two feet? “What a wonderful day,” Sofi announced when we walked past the old Tavern (that I was wishing was still a tavern) at Great Falls National Park.

Be A Friend to Montgomery County Parks

Be A Friend to Montgomery County Parks

The Montgomery Parks Foundation, announced the launch of a park wide friend’s group- Friends of Montgomery Parks. Friends will receive an e-newsletter and invitations to members-only events. An introductory rate of just $35 is offered through the end of 2011. Memberships and donations can be made on the Foundation website at: www.montgomeryparksfoundation.org/donate

As the grassroots organization for identifying community support for the parks department, Friends of Montgomery Parks is just one aspect of the fundraising plan of the Montgomery Parks Foundation. The Foundation will focus on several additional strategies including encouraging support through donations of trees and benches, and Legacy Naming Rights for Park amenities.

Bethesda Fresh Farm Market This Saturday!

Bethesda Fresh Farm Market This Saturday!

Start your weekend right by visiting The Bethesda FRESHFARM Market, Saturday, 9 am to 1 pm. The market returns for its second season, featuring meat, artisan cheeses, breads, pastries, pies and all the fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers and producers on Norfolk Ave. at Veteran's Park. Enjoy live music and cooking demonstrations by the area's top chefs. Located within walking distance of the Bethesda metro stop, this farmers market is the perfect start to your Saturday morning. 

 The market is run in partnership with the Bethesda Urban Partnership.

Farmers/Producers include:

Black Rock Orchard, Four Season's Nursery, Garden Path Farm, Gunpowder Bison and Trading Company, Knouse Fruitlands, Mocks Greenhouse, Praline Bakery, Spiral Path Farm, The Zahradka Farm 

Copperhead Snake Found in Gaithersburg

Copperhead Snake Found in Gaithersburg

This Information was sent to us by the City of Gaithersburg:

On June 6, 2011, at approximately 7:15 p.m., Gaithersburg Animal Control captured a Copperhead snake in the 100 block of Swanton Lane in the Orchard Park Community.  The Copperhead is one of only two venomous snakes that are indigenous to Maryland; the other is the Timber Rattlesnake. 

Copperheads are the most active in the warmer summer months at dusk and evening hours.  During daylight hours they are prone to lie underneath objects to take cover from the hot summer sun.  Their natural camouflage coloring makes them difficult to detect if they are lying in leaves or brush.

While it is rare that City Animal Control officers encounter Copperheads in Gaithersburg, it is a reminder that residents should be aware of their surroundings when doing yard work and other outdoor activities. 

For quick identification of the Copperhead, visit: