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 »
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Seeking Trailblazers
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, CVNP, 440-546-5995, 440-343-7355 (cell)
Contact: Lisa Meranti, Conservancy, 330-657-2364
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Volunteer Program Building a Community of Park Stewards
Peninsula, Ohio - The National Park Service is seeking volunteers to be part of the hike, bike, ski, and horse patrol group called Trailblazers at Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP). Trailblazers assist interpretive and protection rangers by providing information, basic first aid, and bike maintenance to visitors on the multi-use Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail and over 100 miles of hiking trails in CVNP.
Candidates must be available for a 27-hour initial training, 40-hour annual time commitment, and willing to provide first aid and CPR. The training includes park orientation, first aid and CPR, radio communication, and orientation sessions with experienced Trailblazers. The training requirements need to be completed between February - April 2013.
An informational meeting will be held on Thursday, December 13, 2012, at 7 p.m. at Happy Days Lodge, 500 W. Streetsboro Road, Peninsula, Ohio. Registration is not needed to attend.
Volunteer applications are being accepted until Monday, January 7, 2013. Apply online at www.nps.gov/cuva/supportyourpark. For more information, contact email@example.com or 330-657-2299.
About the Volunteers-in-Parks Program
CVNP's VIP program is co-managed by the National Park Service and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Together, they accomplish park goals through mutually beneficial volunteer experiences and engage people in the park, building a community of park stewards. Currently more than 5,900 VIPs donate over 202,400 hours to provide the highest level of quality services to park visitors and to help protect America's heritage.
About the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park
About Cuyahoga Valley National Park
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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".