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 »
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?
Beaver in Cuyahoga Valley National Park impounded water to create a rich, diverse wetland in an area that was once an automobile junk yard? The area is now home to herons, turtles, amphibians, beavers, muskrats, otters, and many aquatic plants.