Tuesday, June 10 - Volunteer Enrichment Series Location Change
Tonight's Volunteer Enrichment Series will now be held at Happy Days Lodge, located at 500 West Streetsboro Road (SR 303), Peninsula 44264. Refreshments start at 6:30 p.m., presentation at 7 p.m. It was originally scheduled for Basket of Life Farm.
Brandywine Creek Foot Bridge Closed
The footbridge that crosses over the Brandywine Creek on the Brandywine Gorge Trail is closed due to damage sustained during a recent storm. The trail remains open but there is no detour. Visitors will need to backtrack to get back to parking lot. 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?
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.