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 »
Global Corporation Gives Back To Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 440-546-5995
Contact: Ralph Davila, 330-657-2909 ext. 109
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Volunteer Program
Peninsula, Ohio - Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park have one of the largest volunteer groups in the National Park Service, with more than 4,100 individuals. It's not only individual park supporters that help their national park, but corporations as well. Fairmount Minerals, a global company headquartered in Chardon, Ohio, gave back in an enormous way.
"So many people support Cuyahoga Valley National Park in a variety of ways," said Stan Austin, superintendent of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. "Fairmount Minerals spent the day working, planting trees, restoring trails and beautifying Cuyahoga Valley National Park. CVNP continues to grow and flourish as a result of the work organizations like theirs does every day in giving back in volunteer service to our National Treasures."
On Aug. 31, 2011 more than 425 Fairmount Minerals employees came from across the globe to Cuyahoga Valley National Park to take on 11 essential projects, including the planting of 1,532 native hardwood trees on a previously mined site to restoring the exterior of two historic passenger coaches for the Scenic Railroad.
"This global team of volunteers made a significant impact on the national park," said Lisa Meranti, director of volunteer services for the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park. "We look forward to a continued relationship with them and the national park; and we thank them for their many contributions."
Beyond being the largest corporate volunteer group day in the park's history, Fairmont Minerals made a significant financial donation of more than $40,000 to support trail work, reforestation, clean-up projects, facility maintenance, and riverbank stabilization.
"We're fortunate to have local and regional corporations care so much about this national park like Fairmount Minerals did," said Deb Yandala, CEO of the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park. "This act of kindness by so many caring employees made a major impact on the vibrancy and sustainability of our national park for generations to come!"
About the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park
About Cuyahoga Valley National Park
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Did You Know?
A young James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States, worked briefly as a mule boy on the Ohio & Erie Canal, an important cultural resource within Cuyahoga Valley National Park.