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    Cuyahoga Valley

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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 »

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?

Photo of Bald Eagle taken in Cuyahoga Valley National Park where an eagle pair built their first nest in 2006. Photo by Martin Trimmer.

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.