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 »
Final Trail Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement for Cuyahoga Valley National Park Available
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
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.
Did You Know?
Cuyahoga Valley National Park's namesake river flows north and south. The Cuyahoga River begins its 100 mile journey in Geauga County, flows south to Cuyahoga Falls where it turns sharply north and flows through CVNP. American Indians referred to the U-shaped river as Cuyahoga or "crooked river."