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Cuyahoga Valley Photographic Society Displays Best Images of Towpath Trail

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Date: November 10, 2011
Contact: Ralph Davila, APR, 330-657-2909 ext. 109

Runners of the Towpath Trail_Tom Jones
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Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Peninsula, Ohio (Thursday, November 10, 2011) - 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, November 13 and run through Saturday, February 25 at the John F. Seiberling Gallery. The gallery is located at 1403 W. Hines Hill Road, peninsula 44264, within the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park offices.

"The Towpath Trail has been embraced by the Northeast Ohio community and beyond because it offers so many breathtaking sights," said Ed Toerek, president of the Cuyahoga Valley Photographic Society. "It was the perfect setting for a year-long contest that has resulted in an astounding collection of photos."

Photographs on display will be from the fall and winter seasons. An exhibit comprised of images from spring and summer will begin following the current exhibit.

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 Ralph Davila at rdavila@forcvnp.org or calling 330-657-2909 ext. 109.

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.