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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 »

Cuyahoga Valley Photographic Society Announces Fall Workshop

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Date: September 8, 2011
Contact: Ralph J. Davila, APR, 330-657-2909 ext. 109

Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Peninsula, Ohio (Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011) - As part of the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, the Cuyahoga Valley Photographic Society (CVPS) sponsors monthly presentations by local, regional and national photographers, as well as workshops, photo walks and an annual show.

CVPS will be holding a photo workshop taught by Larry and Donna Ulrich, from Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 20 - 23, 2011 at Hines Hill Conference Center, located at 1403 West Hines Hill Rd. in Peninsula. Larry is a master photographer and teacher with deep knowledge of editing, digital re-mastering and printing techniques.

The schedule includes field shooting sessions, classroom sessions, group discussions, critiques, demos of printing and Photoshop instruction.

Participants can expect to learn what makes a good photograph and topics will include: exploration of techniques for finding photos out in the field, the use of light in composition, and using Photoshop as part of the creative process. Larry and Donna will help students bring light, composition and creativity together to make better photos!

The fee is $450, $395 CVPS members. Fee does not include meals, lodging, or transportation.

Additional information about the workshop format, content and schedule are available online at www.cvps.org. For more information contact CVPS at info@cvps.org or the Conservancy at (330) 657-2909.

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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Did You Know?

Aerial view of the winding Cuyahoga River.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park's namesake river flows north and south. The Cuyahoga River begins its 100 mile journey in Geauga County, flows south to Cuyahoga Falls where it turns sharply north and flows through CVNP. American Indians referred to the U-shaped river as Cuyahoga or "crooked river."