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Final Trail Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement for Cuyahoga Valley National Park Available

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Date: May 2, 2013
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 440-546-5995, 440-343-7355 (cell)

Brecksville, Ohio - The National Park Service (NPS) announces that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Notice of Availability (NOA) for the recently released final Trail Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) has been published in the Federal Register. The EPA NOA officially begins the 30-day waiting period before the Record of Decision (ROD) can be issued.

"We would like to thank all of those who participated in the planning process. We value the public's interest in Cuyahoga Valley National Park and look forward to implementing this plan with your support and collaboration," said Stan Austin, Superintendent of Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Electronic copies of the FEIS are available on the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) web site for the project at: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/cuyahogatrailplan. Copies are available for viewing at the Boston Store Visitor Center, 1550 Boston Mills Road, Peninsula 44264, and at the local libraries in Peninsula, Brecksville and Northfield, Ohio. A limited number of copies and CDs of the FEIS are also available upon request by contacting the park at the following location:

Attn: Cuyahoga Valley National Park 
    Trail Management Plan 
    15610 Vaughn Road, Brecksville, OH 44141 
    330-342-0764, ext. 1

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 call 330-657-2752.

-NPS-

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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.