Bald Eagle Closure in Effect Until July 31, 2014
Returning bald eagles are actively tending to last year's nest within the Pinery Narrows area in CVNP. To protect the eagles from human disturbance, the area surrounding the nest tree will be closed until July 31, 2014. More »
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) Bridge Construction Closures
Rockside and Canal Visitor Center boarding sites will be closed through Apr 27. From Jan 18 - Mar 16, CVSR will operate between Akron Northside and Brecksville stations. From Mar 22 - Apr, CVSR will operate between Akron Northside and Peninsula. More »
Closure on Fishing Will Remain in Effect for Virginia Kendall Lake
Due to the government shutdown, we were unable to survey the fish community in VK Lake as scheduled. Our survey partners (ODNR) will not be able to get into the lake until early spring of 2014. Therefore, the closure on fishing will remain in effect. More »
What is sustainability all about?
Although sustainability has been a major mission in the parks beginning with the 1916 Organic Act, it is only in recent years that a full fledged commitment and mandate from the National Park Service has occurred. It touches all aspects of our operations-design, policy, management, and interpretation.
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Climate Action Plan
Cuyahoga Valley National Park has achieved the status of "Climate Friendly Park". As a participant in the National Park Service's Climate Friendly Parks program, Cuyahoga Valley NP now belongs to a network of over 100 parks nationwide that are committed to reducing resource consumption, cutting greenhouse gas emissions, understanding potential resource impacts from climate change, and educating park staff and the public about climate change and sustainability.
Green Parks Plan: Advancing Our Mission through Sustainable Operations
The NPS Green Parks Plan articulates an overarching vision that will make everything we do more sustainable by establishing environmental performance targets, empowering staff to be agents of change, collaborating with stakeholders, and engaging millions of visitors to support this effort during visits and while at home. We can all make a difference! Click here to read the NPS Green Parks Plan report.
For more information on NPS sustainability operations visit http://www.nps.gov/sustainability.
Our Green Commitment
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Did You Know?
Dragonflies and damselflies look almost alike while flying. However, if you wait until they land, dragonflies lay their wings to the side while damselflies lay them back and above their bodies.