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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 »

Enter now: 2012 National Historic Landmark Photo Contest

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Date: April 23, 2012
Contact: Lisa Kolakowsky-Smith, 215-597-7946
Contact: Jeffrey G. Olson, 202-208-6843

Washington - They are defined as nationally significant historic places but America's national historic landmarks are also at times unexpected and even quirky. "National historic landmarks are great photography subjects," said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. "Whether you are a history buff, dedicated traveler or a neighborhood explorer we're looking for your photos for the 13th Annual National Historic Landmark Photo Contest." There are nearly 2,500 national historic landmarks to photograph all across the nation. They include railway buildings, a recording studio, college stadiums, submarines, a giant antenna array and cemeteries. There is a space simulator, water pumping station, and at least one giant wooden elephant. The contest is open through Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at midnight EDT. For complete rules visit the National Park Service's 2012 NHL Photo Contest page on Flickr: www.flickr.com/groups/2012nhlphotocontest/.

Although a picture is worth a thousand words, photographers are asked to share a little insight into their experience of capturing national historic landmark images by answering a few questions. While visiting this national historic landmark I learned … or I loved … or I met … or I discovered …

We're eager to see your images and read about your experiences. National historic landmarks are nationally significant historic places designated by the Secretary of the Interior because they possess exceptional value or quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States. A national historic landmark may be a historic building, site, structure, object, or district. Working with citizens throughout the nation, the National Park Service National Historic

Landmarks Program draws upon the expertise of National Park Service staff to identify and nominate new landmarks and to provide technical assistance to existing landmarks. For more information about the National Park Service National Historic Landmarks Program, visit http://www.nps.gov/history/nhl/.



About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 397 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.

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Did You Know?

Monarch Butterfly - US Fish and Wildlife Service Photo

Early September is the time to watch monarchs feed in Cuyahoga Valley fields rich with goldenrod and New England aster. These places serve as important re-fueling sites for these long distance travelers on their way to oyamel forests near Mexico City more than 2,000 miles away.