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 »
Conservancy For Cuyahoga Valley National Park Announces Two Farm Education Programs
Contact: Jared F. Slanina, Communications Specialist, 330-657-2909 ext. 136
Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park News Release
Peninsula, Ohio (Friday, May 18, 2012) - Families have the opportunity to learn about local foods, sustainable agriculture, and farming history while exploring historic farm properties in the Cuyahoga Valley.
Farm Camp takes place Sunday, July 8 through Friday July, 13. Campers will experience farm-life in the Cuyahoga Valley, then and now. Each morning begins at Hale Farm & Village with farm chores to include feeding pigs, sheep and chickens, watering crops, picking veggies and helping to prepare fresh, healthy meals. Swimming, night hikes, campfires and a field trip to apprentice with farmers at the Countryside Farmers' Market in Highland Square are included. Farm Camp is designed for campers entering grades 4 through 8 grades and costs $425 for five days and nights of camp at the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center.
This Little Farmer Goes to Market takes place 9:30 to noon on Saturday, June 16 and Saturday, August 18. Participants will explore Hale Farm & Village as its staff will introduce farm chores and provide historical context to the everyday work of the farm. The program is designed for children ages 4 through 12. Cost is $10 per child. A parent or guardian is required to attend the program with participating children. One adult may attend with each child at no charge. Additional adults are $5 each. Discounts apply to members of Western Reserve Historical Society, Countryside Conservancy, and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
These hands-on programs are a collaboration between Hale Farm & Village, Countryside Conservancy, Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and the National Park Service.For more information or to register for either camp, call (330) 657.2796 ext. 100.
About the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Did You Know?
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".