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  • Valley Bridle Trail Partial Closure

    A section of the Valley Bridle Trail is closed across from the Brandywine Golf Course. There is no estimate of when this section will be open. Please observe all trail closures. More »

  • Plateau Trail Partial Closure

    The outer loop of the Plateau Trail is closed at the Valley Picnic Area junction for bridge repair. The bridge is now unsafe for pedestrian traffice due to accelerated erosion around the base. More »

  • 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 »

  • Do Not Feed the Waterfowl and Birds!

    Many people enjoy feeding waterfowl and birds, but the effects of this seemingly generous act can be harmful. Regular feeding can cause: unatural behavior, pollution, overcrowding, delayed migration, and poor nutrition and disease.

  • 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 Farmers’ Markets Accepting Applications for 2012 Season

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Date: February 3, 2012
Contact: Beth Knorr, Market Manager, (330) 657‐2542 x 224

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Countryside Conservancy

Peninsula, Ohio - Countryside Conservancy will begin accepting applications for new vendors for their popular Countryside Farmers' Markets at Howe Meadow and Highland Square on Tuesday, February 7. Each year, these markets experience a 10% increase in customer attendance, and are seeking to provide market‐goers with diverse offerings from local farms and food businesses.

The Countryside Farmers' Market at Howe Meadow opens on May 12 and will continue every Saturday morning from 9 ‐ 12 through October 27. The Countryside Farmers' Market at Highland Square will open on May 31, and will continue every Thursday evening from 4 ‐ 7pm through October 4.

All producers of unique, high‐quality items are welcome to apply, but based on customer feedback the market is particularly seeking vendors of organic fruits and vegetables, diverse meat offerings, fresh mushrooms and staple goods such as dried beans and eggs. Be advised that competition for existing spaces is extremely high, thus all who apply may not be accepted. Applications are available on our website, www.cvcountryside.org, and will be accepted through March 23. Notifications will be sent to applicants regarding their acceptance or denial by April 13.

For market guidelines and fees, please review the Vendor Handbook found on our website, and further questions may be directed to Beth or Heather at 330-657-2542.

Countryside Conservancy envisions Northeast Ohio filled with thriving farming and food entrepreneurs: where farms are viable businesses, farmland is a treasured resource, and local food is commonplace. We support up‐and‐coming farmers, share innovative land‐use and business models, facilitate networking opportunities and advocate community‐based agriculture. We connect communities and farmers, provide alternate market choices, and create venues that foster civic engagement through fun and informal education. For more information visit www.cvcountryside.org, and follow us on Facebook.

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Did You Know?

Photo of Bald Eagle taken in Cuyahoga Valley National Park where an eagle pair built their first nest in 2006. Photo by Martin Trimmer.

November is the time to be on the lookout for bald eagles performing aerial courtship displays. Once eagles have selected each other, they plunge through the air in very high dives, locking their talons and breaking apart just when it looks as though they will crash to the ground.