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 »
FBI Prevents Bombing of Bridge in Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 440-546-5995
Brecksville, Ohio - On Monday, April 30, 2012, FBI Agents arrested 5 men in connection with a domestic terrorism plot. As the FBI reported, the intent of the plot was to detonate explosives in attempt to damage the route 82 bridge in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP). Agents from the FBI contacted National Park Service Law Enforcement Rangers during the course of the investigation and the two agencies worked together to ensure park resources and park visitors were not at risk during the operation.
At no time were the Brecksville Station or the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad considered targets for the plot.
The area around the bridge is popular with fisherman, bird watchers, hikers, and cyclists and every effort was made to ensure that park visitors were never exposed to unnecessary hazards. The National Park Service applauds the work of the Bureau and all of the other law enforcement agencies involved in successfully apprehending these suspects.
For more information about the arrest, visit http://www.fbi.gov/cleveland/press-releases/2012/five-men-arrested-in-plot-to-bomb-ohio-bridge.
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.