Friends of Ten Mile Creek and Little Seneca Reservoir

Friends of Ten Mile Creek and Little Seneca Reservoir Protecting Montgomery County's last, best stream and the backup drinking water supply for 4.3 million in the DC region. Join Us!
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Thanks to all who braved the raw weather to watch The Biggest Little Farm film at Black Hill Regional Park Nature Center...
01/19/2020

Thanks to all who braved the raw weather to watch The Biggest Little Farm film at Black Hill Regional Park Nature Center, and our sponsors Montgomery County Food Council, Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection, Dawson's Market, @Montgomery County Department of Parks, Friends of Black Hill, Bread & Beauty, and Montgomery Countryside Alliance.

Montgomery Parks
07/09/2019

Montgomery Parks

UPDATE

Black Hill Road within Black Hill Regional Park is down to one-lane alternating traffic after flooding damage earlier today.

Water breached the causeway at Little Seneca Lake, leaving behind mounds of debris.

Park users still have access to the boat ramp and mooring sites.

Drivers, please use caution in the area.

Photos by Mike Little and Doug Ludwig, Montgomery Parks.

A quick look at the creek and trails at the end of Ten Mile Creek Rd after yesterday morning's deluge. The power of wate...
07/09/2019

A quick look at the creek and trails at the end of Ten Mile Creek Rd after yesterday morning's deluge. The power of water is evident everywhere and there are couple trees down across the Ten Mile Creek Rd Trail near the reservoir.

Don't miss the Native Plant Sale at Black Hill Regional Park Thursday - Sunday, April 25-28! They go fast!
04/14/2019

Don't miss the Native Plant Sale at Black Hill Regional Park Thursday - Sunday, April 25-28! They go fast!

Dear Executive Leggett: Please Don’t Veto the Stormwater Program
06/01/2018
Dear Executive Leggett: Please Don’t Veto the Stormwater Program

Dear Executive Leggett: Please Don’t Veto the Stormwater Program

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett has threatened a line-item veto of the stormwater capital budget in the now-approved Council budget package. Read more about the history of this issue by cli…

04/13/2018
Friends of BHNP - Montgomery Parks

Don't miss the very special annual Native Plant Sale at Black Hill, April 26-29. Hope to see you there!

The Friends of Black Hill Nature Program Invites you to our 2018 Native Plant Sale Thursday, April 26 | 5-7 pm...

Thanks to Black Hill Nature Programs, Montgomery Parks for the great venue for our annual film night, and Potomac Riverk...
03/01/2018

Thanks to Black Hill Nature Programs, Montgomery Parks for the great venue for our annual film night, and Potomac Riverkeeper Network's Fritz Schneider and Riverkeeper Brent Walls for enlightening us about their work and sharing their movie Keeping the Potomac: The Politics of Water!

Working with Sierra Club Maryland Chapter, Muddy Branch Alliance, Montgomery Countryside Alliance, Audubon Naturalist So...
12/16/2017

Working with Sierra Club Maryland Chapter, Muddy Branch Alliance, Montgomery Countryside Alliance, Audubon Naturalist Society, Watts Branch Watershed Alliance, Potomac Conservancy, Conservation Montgomery to protect your fresh water supply!

On 12/3/17, ~100 Marylanders joined us for a panel discussion about the impacts of development and stormwater runoff on the public water supply, the implications this has for future water rates, and how we can make growth smart enough to protect our water supply. If you missed it, check out our livestream here: https://www.facebook.com/SierraClubMaryland/videos/10155390736024545/

Thank you to everyone who came to the Water Forum last Sunday!  Missed it?  You’re in luck!  The Sierra Club filmed the ...
12/10/2017

Thank you to everyone who came to the Water Forum last Sunday! Missed it? You’re in luck! The Sierra Club filmed the whole thing & it’s a must-see for anyone who wants to understand where our water comes from!

On 12/3/17, ~100 Marylanders joined us for a panel discussion about the impacts of development and stormwater runoff on the public water supply, the implications this has for future water rates, and how we can make growth smart enough to protect our water supply. If you missed it, check out our livestream here: https://www.facebook.com/SierraClubMaryland/videos/10155390736024545/

Thank you to the small, but mighty crew who came out to help clean up trash on Sunday!  Together, we collected 5 bags of...
09/19/2017

Thank you to the small, but mighty crew who came out to help clean up trash on Sunday! Together, we collected 5 bags of trash & 4 bags of recycling from the banks of the reservoir and were treated to some beautiful spotted jewelweed blooming along the shore. #MoCoParksCleanup

Does litter make you mad?  Let's do something about it!  Join us this Sunday (9/17) from 9:30-11:30am for a good old fas...
09/14/2017

Does litter make you mad? Let's do something about it! Join us this Sunday (9/17) from 9:30-11:30am for a good old fashioned trash clean-up at the reservoir! Meet in front of the Visitor Center at Black Hill Regional Park (20926 Lake Ridge Drive, Boyds, MD) and we’ll carpool from there to the area where we’ll be working. Please dress for the weather and wear clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty. SSL hours are available. No RSVP necessary – just show up ready for a fun and fulfilling morning! For more info, email [email protected] or call Tenley at 301-461-4016.

Special thanks to Black Hill Regional Park and Black Hill Nature Programs, Montgomery Parks for taking us on a lovely po...
05/08/2017

Special thanks to Black Hill Regional Park and Black Hill Nature Programs, Montgomery Parks for taking us on a lovely pontoon boat ride around the lake - where we spied an eagle family, cookies, and other delights! Thanks everyone for coming out and spending a brisk Sunday afternoon with us...

Don't miss the chance to cruise around Little Seneca Lake  at Black Hill Regional Park  with the Friends of Ten Mile Cre...
04/04/2017

Don't miss the chance to cruise around Little Seneca Lake at Black Hill Regional Park with the Friends of Ten Mile Creek and Little Seneca Reservoir and enjoy this precious resource from a whole different point of view! To learn more or register go to [email protected]. Space is limited to 30 passengers. Suggested donation of $20 to help us to continue to fight for your clean water resource.

Please join us on Saturday, May 13 for a lovely wildflower walk around Black Hill Regional Park with Sujata Roy. Space i...
04/02/2017

Please join us on Saturday, May 13 for a lovely wildflower walk around Black Hill Regional Park with Sujata Roy. Space is limited. For more info or to register, contact: [email protected]. Happy Spring!

Come on out tomorrow-supposed to be a BEE - U -tiful day!
03/24/2017

Come on out tomorrow-supposed to be a BEE - U -tiful day!

Hope to see some of you at Kites Over Clarksburg tomorrow!

Please join the Friends of Black Hill Nature Programs, Montgomery Parks for a fascinating talk by Sophia Watkins from So...
03/16/2017

Please join the Friends of Black Hill Nature Programs, Montgomery Parks for a fascinating talk by Sophia Watkins from Soleado Lavender Farm, on Tuesday, March 28th at 7:30 Black Hill Regional Park Visitor Center.

Shared a gorgeously sunny, albeit chilly, bird walk with Mark England at Black Hill Regional Park, and 32 species of bir...
03/05/2017

Shared a gorgeously sunny, albeit chilly, bird walk with Mark England at Black Hill Regional Park, and 32 species of birds! Fun and fruitful morning. Spotted the sculptural handiwork of some local beavers too!

A few spaces just opened up for this Saturday's Bird Walk at Black Hill Regional Park! Please let us know if you'd like ...
03/03/2017

A few spaces just opened up for this Saturday's Bird Walk at Black Hill Regional Park! Please let us know if you'd like to join us at [email protected]. Hope to see you Saturday morning!

Wonderful night at Black Hill Regional Park!  Beautiful and thought provoking films from @American University Department...
03/01/2017

Wonderful night at Black Hill Regional Park! Beautiful and thought provoking films from @American University Department of Environmental Film Studies' "A River Runs Through Us"; a lovely short film about Royce Hanson by his granddaughter Caroline, and Ginny Barnes' gorgeous "Living Waters".

02/10/2017

In honor of this Sunday's Waterfowl Festival at Black Hill, we'd like to share this great video of diving ducks at Little Seneca Reservoir. The video was taken during the Christmas Bird Count on Jan 2nd by volunteer Danielle Brigida who captured the action through her scope!

Black Hill Nature Programs, Montgomery Parks
02/10/2017

Black Hill Nature Programs, Montgomery Parks

We are pleased to announce that Black Hill's bald eagles are on their nest. If all goes well we should have eaglets by mid-March. We will keep you informed.

Our friends at Audubon Naturalist Society are offering a Watershed Advocacy and Stewardship Workshop this coming Thursda...
01/15/2017
Audubon Naturalist Society

Our friends at Audubon Naturalist Society are offering a Watershed Advocacy and Stewardship Workshop this coming Thursday, Jan 19th!

Join AudubonNaturalistSoc' experts in environmental stewardship & advocacy for a training workshop Jan. 19th, 1-5pm! Register: http://ow.ly/NDBa307trwu

Our fall newsletter celebrates Hygge- Danish for cosiness as we enter the darker, colder days ahead plus some cozy recip...
11/14/2016
Bringing You Hygge From the Reserve!

Our fall newsletter celebrates Hygge- Danish for cosiness as we enter the darker, colder days ahead plus some cozy recipies to help you get there.

Our fall newsletter celebrates Hygge- Danish for cosiness as we enter the darker, colder days ahead plus some cozy recipies to help you get there.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Fall trash clean-up last Sunday! Together, we collected 10 bags of trash, ...
11/11/2016

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Fall trash clean-up last Sunday! Together, we collected 10 bags of trash, 2 bags of recycling, 3 tires, 5 plastic car parts, 2 metal rods, part of a rusted barrel, and a very long piece of rubber pipe! A special thanks to our friends at Montgomery Parks for giving us gloves and bags and arranging for the trash to be picked up. We'd also like to salute our friends from Muddy Branch Alliance, one of our sister watershed groups, who helped advertise the event and came out to help. On behalf of the creek & reservoir, thanks to all!! #MoCoParksCleanup

Friends of Ten Mile Creek and Little Seneca Reservoir was one of several Montgomery County environmental groups to recei...
11/05/2016

Friends of Ten Mile Creek and Little Seneca Reservoir was one of several Montgomery County environmental groups to receive a proclamation from Hans Riemer and the Montgomery County Council for "hard-earned successes to make our parks, streams, and county a more vibrant and quality place to live." Thank you!

11/03/2016

Please join us for a Fall Clean-up at Ten Mile Creek this Sunday, Nov. 6th from 10am to noon. We'll meet at 10am in front of the Black Hill Regional Park Visitor Center (20926 Lake Ridge Drive, Boyds, MD) and carpool from there to the cleanup site. Help us keep our precious water supply clean then enjoy cookies, cider and the good feeling of a job well done! SSL hours are available for students. Please wear long pants and sturdy shoes. Call Tenley at 301-461-4016 with any questions or if you're running late. No RSVP necessary – just show up ready for a fun and fulfilling morning!

Hope to see you tomorrow in Boyds!
10/15/2016

Hope to see you tomorrow in Boyds!

Don't miss the Boyds Historical Society Craft Fair on Saturday, Oct 15!

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I'm unable to dig this year (arm surgery) but I'd like some advice. I have several black walnut trees that shower me with nuts. I was thinking, next year, of gathering a few dozen and planting them in undisturbed areas of my place (which has two tributaries of Ten Mile Creek). Should I plant the nuts with green hulls, black hulls, or without hulls, for best results? And how deep? Even a low germination rate would be a plus for my grounds and the streams.