• Photo of the Beaver Marsh by Jeffrey Gibson.

    Cuyahoga Valley

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Fall Family Fishing Day at Cuyahoga Valley National Park

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Date: October 12, 2011
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 440-546-5995

Brecksville, Ohio - Kids out of school for an in-service day? Looking for a FREE family-friendly activity? Join us for some catch-and-release fishing fun on Friday, October 14, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet at Horseshoe Pond in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) to fish for bluegill and sunfish. You can bring your own fishing pole or try one of ours. We provide bait; you pack lunches and drinks. This free Junior Ranger drop-in event is for ages 7 and up.

Kids attending three Junior Ranger programs each year earn the new CVNP Junior Ranger Badge; six earn the new CVNP patch. A parent or guardian is required to attend with participating children; no charge for adults. For more information contact the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center at 800-642-3297, ext. 100.

See our Fall 2011 Schedule of Events for more Junior Ranger and Junior Ranger, Jr. programs. The Schedule of Events is available at all park visitor centers and online at www.nps.gov/cuva/planyourvisit/events.htm.

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.

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Did You Know?

Image of Civilian Conservation Corps statue outside Happy Days Visitor Center.

During the Great Depression, the "boys of Company 567" of the Civilian Conservation Corps helped shape the landscape that would later become Cuyahoga Valley National Park by constructing buildings, playfields, and a lake, as well as planting over 100 acres of trees.