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    Cuyahoga Valley

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  • Trail Closures

    Towpath Trail is closed from Mustill Store to Memorial Parkway for riverbank reinforcement. Detours posted. Closure will last 1 - 4 weeks into August. Valley Bridle Trail south of SR 303, across from golf course, is collapsed by river. Hard closure.

  • Road Closures

    Quick Rd is closed from Akron Peninsula Rd to Pine Hollow Trailhead in Peninsula, from Wednesday, 7/16, for 6 weeks. Detours posted. Hines Hill Rd is closed from Tuesday, 7/29 through Tuesday, 8/12 for resurfacing from I271 to the Boston Township Line. More »

  • Riverview Road Repaving and Closure

    Riverview Rd is being repaved from the Cuyahoga-Summit Cty line to Peninsula through Mon, 9/15.Road is open with single lane closures. Riverview Rd is closed from Boston Mills Rd to the Cuyahoga Cty line starting Mon, 7/14 for for 3 weeks. Detours posted. More »

  • Brandywine Creek Foot Bridge Closed

    The footbridge that crosses over the Brandywine Creek on the Brandywine Gorge Trail is closed due to damage sustained during a recent storm. The trail remains open but there is no detour. Visitors will need to backtrack to get back to parking lot. More »

Earth-Friendly Living

Beaver Marsh

Family at the Beaver Marsh

©Sara Guren

How can people live comfortably without harming the environment? All life depends on the natural world. How can we have clean air, water, and land plus healthy habitats for native plants and animals, and still lead our modern lives?

Here in Northeast Ohio and all over the world, people are trying to figure this out. There are lots of great ideas for how to do things better at home, at school, and at work. Many cities are setting sustainability goals and competing to be the greenest in the world!

 
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Students testing water quality

nps/arrye rosser

The students that attend the resident program at Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center (CVEEC) spend four days and three nights in the national park learning about sustainability and how to better protect our local watersheds. Sustainability is living in an earth-friendly way to assure the necessities of life for all living things both for today and the future. A watershed is an area of land where the water all drains into the same place, such as the Cuyahoga River or Lake Erie. To learn more, read an article about the CVEEC’s resident program by Volunteer Environmental Reporter Emily Bryant.

 

Do park rangers practice at home what they preach at work? Young people want to know! Volunteer Environmental Reporter Emily Bryant interviewed Ranger Arrye Rosser about how she has turned her backyard into a wildlife habitat. Click here to read Emily’s article, including tips on how you can get involved. Want more ideas from the park rangers? Watch the video about practicing Earth-friendly living.


 
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Kids Asked, We Answered!

Click the questions to play video of real kids getting answers from park experts.

How does the constructed wetland clean water?


Did You Know?

Historic photo of canal boat on the Ohio & Erie Canal.

Lock 27 along the Ohio & Erie Canal became known as Johnnycake Lock after several boats ran aground due to flooding. While stranded, supplies ran low and canal passengers and crew ate only corn meal pancakes, known as "johnnycakes".