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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 »

Fitzwater Road Bridge Dedication

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Date: December 9, 2010

 Cuyahoga Valley National Park MEDIA ADVISORY

For Immediate Release – Thursday, December 9, 2010
Mary Pat Doorley, CVNP, 440- 546-5995, 440-343-7355 (cell), or e-mail us
Kelly Steele, CVSR, 330-657-1915 or ksteele@cvsr.com

Brecksville, Ohio - Cuyahoga Valley National Park and Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) are dedicating the new Fitzwater Road Bridge located in Independence, Ohio. The bridge, funded through the Federal Highway Administration, provides access to CVSR’s Fitzwater Maintenance Facility. The project included the construction of a new trailhead and associated parking area at the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail.

Media have the opportunity to view the new Accessible Rail Car now aboard the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. Funds were awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in Parks Program for the purchase and renovation of an accessible rail car to meet the mobility and vision needs of its passengers.

What: Press conference to dedicate the Fitzwater Road Bridge and Accessible Rail Car

When: Tuesday, December 14, 2010, 10 a.m.

Where: Fitzwater Bridge Trailhead, 13000 Fitzwater Road, Independence, Ohio 44131

Notes: Event will occur outside; please dress appropriately. Accessible Car will be heated.

Agenda: Stan Austin, Superintendent, Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Steve Wait, President and CEO, Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

-Photo opportunities-

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.