Thursday June 2

The weather today will be showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11am. Some storms could be severe, with damaging winds and frequent lightning. High near 72 and a low around 49. West wind 5 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Hydrilla is a fast-growing aquatic invasive plant that scientists first found in Deep Creek Lake in 2013 and have been treating with a herbicide annually since 2014. The herbicide treatment takes place each summer and is again planned for the summer of 2022. For an overview of treatment locations and plans, including other information related to the treatment process, please visit the Deep Creek Lake Natural Resource Management Area website.

Tuesday, June 14—First hydrilla treatment
Tuesday, July 5—Second hydrilla treatment
Tuesday, July 26—Third hydrilla treatment
Tuesday, August 16—Fourth hydrilla treatment

A map showing the treatment locations as yellow polygons can be seen below:

It is vacation season at Deep Creek Lake, and many anglers are looking for some fun fishing action. At the upper end of the lake, the coves are holding largemouth bass and chain pickerel. Northern pike can be found at the mouths of many of the coves. Floating docks around the lake provide shade and structure for largemouth and smallmouth bass. Deep grass provides cover for a mix of walleye, smallmouth bass, crappie and yellow perch. Rocky points are a good place to find smallmouth bass in the morning and evening hours. The dam face depths often hold the best opportunities for finding trout.

The next two Saturdays, June 4 and June 11, are license-free fishing days in Maryland waters, so don’t let them pass without taking someone out who has not been fishing in a while, or someone who has never fished before. The last free fishing day of the year will be July 4.

Did you know there is a Southern Garrett High School Alumni Association Hall of Fame? The purpose is to both recognize the outstanding achievements of selected alumnus, and provide support and inspiration to current students. You can nominate individuals that meet the association’s specific criteria.

The Mad River Canoe that is for sale in our marketplace has reduced its price to $600. Call 240-321-9925 for inquiries!

Discover beautiful wildflowers native to the area at the Sang Run State Park.

Team up with the Friends of New Germany State Park and native plant enthusiasts to help remove unwanted plants from the native plant garden. As you work, you will learn to identify common weeds and why protecting native plants is so critical for wildlife.

Join Oakland Library for Needlework today. Bring your own needlework projects to work on with fellow crafters!

Whooooo wants to know what owl eats? Come to the Discovery Center and dissect owl pellets to find out!

Catch Open Mic Hosted by Kim Alexander at MoonShadow tonight!