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2007 Press Releases

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June 2007

June 15: 2nd Montgomery County Park Trail Receives National Distinction (pdf, 14KB)

June 14: Montgomery County Planners Seek Volunteers to Collaborate on Purple Line Plan (pdf, 16KB)

June 13: Silver Spring Transit Center Item Postponed from Thursday's Planning Board Agenda (pdf, 14KB)

June 12: Wheaton Ice Arena Closed Until Monday, June 18; Customer Appreciation Day Rescheduled for Sunday, June 24 (pdf, 12KB)

June 12: Urban Planning Expert to Highlight How to Revitalize Mature Communities with Montgomery Planning Board (pdf, 17KB)

June 12: Department of Parks Presents Concept Plan for Northwest Branch Recreational Park Llewellyn Fields Sports Complex, Public Meeting June 13 (pdf, 13KB)

June 12: Schooooooooool's Out for Summer! County Parks Camps and Programs Fill the Void (pdf, 22KB)

June 11: Department Of Parks, Montgomery County Leaders and Community Celebrate the all NEW Lake Needwood Boathouse (pdf, 14KB)

June 7: New Paul Sarbanes Silver Spring Transit Center Should Be Friendly to Pedestrians, Says Montgomery County Planning Board (pdf, 17KB)

June 7: Pine Lake to Close, Departments of Parks and Environmental Protection Host Public Meeting June 19 on Rehab Project (pdf, 10KB)

June 5: Montgomery County Planning Board to Issue Recommendations Thursday on Proposed Silver Spring Transit Center (pdf, 15KB)

June 5: Planning Expert to Emphasize Great Urban, Suburban Design Scenarios at Montgomery Planning Board (pdf, 17KB)

June 1: Montgomery County Planning Board to Hear Growth Speaker, Parks Report on Recreation Buildings at Wednesday Special Session (pdf, 16KB)

May 2007

May 31, 2007: Needwood Dam Repairs Progress as Department of Parks Plans Grand Opening for New Boathouse

May 30, 2007: Planning Board May 31 Meeting Highlights

May 30, 2007: Planning Expert to Present Smart Growth Scenarios at Montgomery Planning Board

May 29, 2007: Casting Off Again! Department of Parks Grand Opening of New Lake Needwood Boathouse

May 29, 2007: Department of Parks Invites Public Input on North Four Corners Local Park Renovation and Expansion, Community Meeting June 12

May 22, 2007: Expert Planners to Address Alternatives to Sprawl at Montgomery Planning Board

May 21, 2007: Department of Parks Launches New Volunteer Trail Inspection Program for National Trails Day

May 18, 2007: Montgomery Planning Board Recommends Altering Current Growth Policy to Enhance Residents' Quality of Life

May 18, 2007: Planning Board Chairman to Discuss New Growth Recommendations During Discussion with Reporters, Monday, May 21, 10 a.m. - noon

May 17, 2007: Media Advisory: Department of Parks Rachel Carson Greenway Celebration May 19 & 20

May 15, 2007: American Planning Association President to Link Growth, Quality of Life at Montgomery Planning Board

May 15, 2007: Planning Board to Consider Purple Line Planning Process Thursday

May 15, 2007: Planning Board Scheduled to Issue Final Recommendations on Key Growth Policy Thursday

May 14, 2007: Montgomery County Council Proclaims May 27 "Rachel Carson Day" in Montgomery County at Department of Parks Plans Two-Day Greenway Celebration in Honor of Carson

May 11, 2007: Can You Cut the Mustard? Department of Parks Volunteers Join Friends of Sligo Creek for Upcoming Garlic Mustard Pulls

May 11, 2007: Planning Board Calls for Extra Work Session on Growth Policy

May 10, 2007: Planning Board Receives Comprehensive Update on Status of Construction, Progress in Clarksburg

May 9, 2007: Call of the Wild! Department of Parks Natural Resources Manager Talks Coyotes with Fallsgrove Community, Offers Tips

May 8, 2007: Planners to Issue Clarksburg Status Report at Thursday Planning Board Hearing

May 7, 2007: Department of Parks' Cabin John Regional Park Backdrop for Heritage Theatre Company Stage Premiere

May 7, 2007: Department of Parks Recommends Dog Parks Policy Changes to Montgomery County Planning Board

May 4, 2007: Montgomery Planning Board Begins Discussions on Strengthening Key Growth Management Tools

May 3, 2007: Department of Parks Hosts Rachel Carson Greenway Celebration May 19 & 20

May 2, 2007: Be an Archaeologist for a Day! Public Dig Planned at Needwood Mansion

May 1, 2007: Planning Expert to Spotlight Great Community Design at Montgomery Planning Board

May 1, 2007: Department of Parks and Planning Department Offer Community Groups Free Expert Speakers on Parks, Land-Use Planning Issues

April 2007

April 30, 2007: Montgomery Planning Board to Host County Growth Issues Forum on Saturday May 5

April 27, 2007: Montgomery County Planning Department Announces New Acting Countywide Planning Division Chief

April 25, 2007: Department of Parks Partners with Trout Unlimited Potomac-Patuxent Chapter for Annual Kids Fishing Day in the Park, May 5

April 25, 2007: Happy Mother’s Day, Rachel Carson! Department of Parks Honors Mother of the Modern Environmental Movement During Two-Day Greenway Celebration

April 24, 2007: Author, African American Cultural Expert to Demo Historic Foods at Oakley Cabin

April 23, 2007: Health, History Come Together at 2007 Health Freedom Walk at Woodlawn

April 23, 2007: Kayaks, Canoes and Rowboats Cast Off in Parks May 5: Boating Season Opens at Both Department of Parks Lakes—Lake Needwood and Little Seneca

April 20, 2007: Montgomery Residents Invited to Give Input to Help Determine Future Growth

April 19, 2007: Montgomery County Planning Board to Consider Park Budget, Forest Conservation at Special Meeting

April 18, 2007: High School Students, County Archaeologists to Conduct Dig at 19th-Century Homestead

April 18, 2007: Getting Wild in Montgomery County! Department of Parks Sponsors 1st Annual Mega Hike and Expedition

April 17, 2007: Park Police: Click It or Ticket Campaign

April 16, 2007: County Leaders, Skateboard Enthusiasts Catch Some Air Saturday for Olney Skate Park Grand Opening

April 12, 2007: Urban Planning Expert Advises Montgomery Planning Board on Ways to Build, Revitalize Great Town Centers

April 10, 2007: Montgomery Planning Board to Consider Ashton Shopping Center Proposal

April 10, 2007: Media Advisory: Olney Manor Skate Park Grand Opening Celebration

April 9, 2007: Community Planning Expert Highlights Progressive Suburban Centers at Montgomery Planning Board

April 5, 2007: Construction on Lake Needwood Dam Limits Park Access Temporarily, Closes Portion of Westside Trail

April 2, 2007: Urban Affairs Expert to Address Housing Issues at Planning Board

March 2007

March 30, 2007: Trees, Trees, Glorious Trees! County Named Tree City USA for 12th Year, Department of Parks Announces Arbor Day Line-up

March 28, 2007: Planning Board Seeks Advisory Committee Members For Md 355/I-270 Technology Corridor Project

March 27, 2007: Thousands Expected at Black Hill Regional Park April 1 for 15th Annual Persian American Festival (Sizdah Bedar)

March 23, 2007: Montgomery County Planning Board Announces New Interim Director

March 23, 2007: National Experts to Address Montgomery Planning Board on Growth Policy Innovations

March 22, 2007: Planning Board Chairman to Address Women's Suburban Democratic Club, March 27

March 22, 2007: Underground Railroad Saturday Hikes

March 20, 2007: Official Grand Opening of the Olney Manor Skate Park

March 20, 2007: The British are Coming Back! County's Parks Play Host to Soccer Camps for 3rd Year in a Row

March 19, 2007: It's Spring Again, Spend the Break Enjoying Nature: Department of Parks Nature Centers Offer Variety of Options

March 16, 2007: Take a Peek at How Land Use Planning Works at Town of Kensington Community Open House

March 16, 2007: Park Police Investigate Armed Robberies at Wheaton Ice Rink

March 15, 2007: Public Meeting to Discuss New Darnestown Square Park: Department of Parks Invites Public Input

March 13, 2007: Joint Public Forum on Capital Improvements Program (CIP) Budget: Opportunity to Shape Future of Parks and Recreation

March 5, 2007: Nearly 100 Attend County’s First Ever Park and Recreation Summer Camp Expo

February 2007

F ebruary 28, 2007: Planning Board to Decide on Third Phase of Land Transfers for the Intercounty Connector in Montgomery County

February 22, 2007: Germantown Planners to Host Two Important Meetings for Interested Community Members

February 22, 2007: White Flint Advisory Group Forum to Be Held on Feb. 27 Public and Media Welcome to Attend

February 20, 2007: Win a Free Week in the Park Department of Parks to Giveaway Free Week of Summer Camp

February 14, 2007: Planning Board Agenda Highlights for Thursday, Feb. 15

February 12, 2007: Free Park and Recreation Summer Camp Expos

February 9, 2007: Montgomery County Planning Board to Host Speaker on How to Create More Pedestrian-Friendly Communities

February 5, 2007: Parks Staff to Provide Planning Board with Lake Needwood Dam Status Update, Repair Plans on Thursday, February 8

February 5, 2007: Volunteer in the Parks? Naturally Department of Parks Announces Spring Opportunities

February 2, 2007: Department of Parks Re-opens Winding Creek, Opens Hoyles Mill

January 2007

January 25, 2007: Montgomery County Park Police Offer Winter Safety Tips for Frozen Park Lakes and Ponds

January 23, 2007: 5 Most Romantic Things to do in Montgomery County Parks Department of Parks Picks for Valentine's Day

January 22, 2007: Special Programs in Honor of Black History Month

January 22, 2007: Public Invited to Comment on Planning Department's Draft of Comprehensive Development Review Manual

January 22, 2007: Park Police Arrest Stabbing Suspect

January 18, 2007: Planning Board to Begin Negotiations with Development Team to Build New Headquarters and Mixed-Use Development on Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring

January 12, 2007: We're Rolling Now! Department of Parks and Recreation Department Announce Olney Skate Park Opening

January 10, 2007: Special Operations Section Hosts Horse Mounted Graduation

January 10, 2007: Montgomery County Planning Board to Discuss Implications of Council Proposal to Place Temporary Moratorium On Preliminary Plans