Canal Visitor Center Closure
Canal Visitor Center will be closed for construction, starting Monday, May 6, 2013. It will reopen with new exhibits in early 2014.
Riverview Road Closure
Riverview Rd from the Cuyahoga Falls line north to the Peninsula line will be re-paved, beginning the week of April 22. Expect delays. Flaggers will direct traffic. Final resurfacing and striping will take place following the Memorial Day holiday.
Bald Eagle Closure in Effect
RR tracks, and 30 foot right of way on either side, are closed to all foot traffic from the Rt. 82 Bridge at Station Rd, north to the RR tracks at. The Cuyahoga R. downstream of the Brecksville Dam to the Fitzwater Rd Bridge is closed to water activities.
Countryside Conservancy Volunteer and Board Member Recognized for Contributions in Sustainability
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Peninsula, Ohio – Countryside Conservancy has a long history of dedicated volunteers and forward thinking board members, and two recent nominations for sustainability awards continues that tradition.
Karen Powell, long time volunteer at Countryside Farmers’ Markets and on Countryside Initiative Farms, was recently nominated for Entrepreneurs for Sustainability’s (E4S) Champion of Sustainability Award. Karen was nominated for her role in helping to organize the first annual Farm ‘N Barn Bike Tour that showcased the Countryside Initiative Farms in August. Karen’s enthusiasm for the event and her critical role working with other key organizers – including Countryside staff as well as National Park Service employees - cemented its success.
Board member Jeff Heinen was also nominated for an E4S Champion of Sustainability Award for the work he has done in sourcing locally produced foods for the Heinen’s grocery stores. Making local foods convenient and accessible is an important step in ensuring continued and convenient access for consumers as well as prosperity for our region’s farmers.
We hope you will join us in congratulating Karen and Jeff for their important and lasting contributions to our organization, local farmers, and our region as a whole.
Since 1999, the Countryside Conservancy has supported community-based food systems throughout Northeast Ohio. This unique non-profit organization helps re-establish farms in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and runs farmers markets at Howe Meadow, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, and Old Trail School. Other programs help up-and-coming farmers find land, connect local growers to chefs and consumers, and educate citizens about the importance of local food systems. Visit www.cvcountryside.org. For more information on the Countryside Farmers’ Markets contact Market Manager Beth Knorr at (330) 657-2538 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did You Know?
Early September is the time to watch monarchs feed in Cuyahoga Valley fields rich with goldenrod and New England aster. These places serve as important re-fueling sites for these long distance travelers on their way to oyamel forests near Mexico City more than 2,000 miles away.