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 »
Diesel Spill at Fitzwater Yard
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 440-546-5995
Brecksville, Ohio - At 6:45 a.m. Friday, September 9, 2011 a diesel refill tank spilled at the Fitzwater Maintenance Yard in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP). Fitzwater Yard is the maintenance yard for the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad located in Valley View, Ohio.
This was a small spill and of the estimated 200 gallons that spilled into the yard, approximately 50 to 100 gallons reached the Cuyahoga River. The spill has been contained and clean-up is occurring.
In addition to the National Park Service, several agencies responded, which included: U. S. Coast Guard, Valley View Fire Department, Independence Fire Department, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, Southwest Emergency Response Team, and Ohio EPA.
The National Park Service is leading the investigation with the assistance of the Independence Fire Department, and the Ohio EPA.
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad services will continue as scheduled. Please visit www.cvsr.com for schedule and ticket information.
CVNP encompasses 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. Managed by the National Park Service, CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational, and natural activities in one setting. For more information visit www.nps.gov/cuva or www.dayinthevalley.com or call 330-657-2752 or 800-257-9477.
Did You Know?
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.