• Photo of the Beaver Marsh by Jeffrey Gibson.

    Cuyahoga Valley

    National Park Ohio

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  • Valley Picnic Area Park Lot CLosed - Plateau Trail Loop Affected

    Valley Picnic Area Parking Lot is closed for the replacement of the damaged culvert on the Plateau Trail, from dusk on Monday, September 22 to 5 p.m., Thursday, October 2, 2014. Access to Plateau Trail is via the Oak Hill Trailhead. Loop unavailable.

  • Other Closures

    Valley Bridle Trail south of SR 303, across from golf course, is collapsed by river. Hard closure. Plateau Trail Bridge, north of Valley Picnic Area is closed. No detours. Plateau & Oak Hill trails are open. More »

Sustainability

What is sustainability all about?
Sustainability is managing the Earth's resources so they are passed on to future generations of all life in a healthy and abundant manner.

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.


 
 
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CVNP Climate Action Plan

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.

View the CVNP Climate Action Plan Summary here.
View the full CVNP Climate Action Plan here.

 
Grren Parks Plan

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
At Cuyahoga Valley National Park, sustainability is a priority. We're committed more than ever to preserve the landscape that we all cherish for future generations by monitoring our actions in order to reduce energy use, decrease waste, and lighten our footprint. To see how we're moving towards environmental sustainability visit our Green Practices page.

You Can Help Too!
You can find recycling and waste management resources in your community by visiting Earth 911 webpage.

Did You Know?

Dragonfly image by NPS volunteer John Catalano.

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.