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Cuyahoga Valley Photo Society Displays Best Images Of Towpath Trail

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Date: February 22, 2012
Contact: Janice Matteucci, COO Conservancy, 330-657-2909 ext. 108

Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Peninsula, Ohio (Wednesday, February 22, 2012) - The Cuyahoga Valley Photographic Society (CVPS) embarked on a year-long endeavor to document life on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail through the lens of a photographer. The project has produced a visual record of the Towpath Trail that displays the seasonal diversity experienced throughout Northeast Ohio.

The exhibition entitled "Life on the Towpath" will open from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 11 and run through Friday, April 27 at the John F. Seiberling Gallery, located at 1403 W. Hines Hill Rd., within the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park offices in Peninsula.

Photographs on display will be from the spring and summer seasons. An exhibit comprised of images from fall and winter was displayed prior to the current exhibit.

"As a new season approaches, people will enjoy viewing all the images captured in the spring and summer," Conservancy CEO Deb Yandala said. "We will be displaying many vibrant images of the Towpath during the time of year that is brimming with life and activity."

The exhibit is free and open to the public. The gallery is open Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Weekend viewings can be set up by appointment.

To learn more about the Life on the Towpath gallery exhibition contact the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park at 330-657-2909 or visit www.conservancyforcvnp.org.

About the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park
The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park is a non-profit organization created to engage public support for the park and provide services to enhance public use and enjoyment of the park. For more information about the Conservancy and its programs, visit www.conservancyforcvnp.org or call (330) 657-2909.

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Editor's Note: High-resolution photography is available upon request; and members of CVPS are available for interviews during the entire exhibit showing by contacting Jared Slanina at jslanina@forcvnp.org or calling 330-657-2909 ext. 136.

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Did You Know?

Historic photo of canal boats along the Ohio & Erie Canal.

The Ohio & Erie Canal, which runs through Cuyahoga Valley National Park, was a 308-mile waterway connecting Lake Erie to the Ohio River. This transportation route, which influenced local and national prosperity, was dug entirely by hand by mostly German and Irish immigrants.