Temporary Bridge Installed at Brandywine Creek
A temporary bridge has been installed over Brandywine Creek and visitors will be able to complete the Brandywine Gorge Trail, during good weather. The bridge may be flooded and impassable during heavy rains. Caution signs are in place. More »
Towpath Trail is closed from Mustill Store to Memorial Parkway for riverbank reinforcement. Detours posted. Closure will last 1 - 4 weeks into August. Valley Bridle Trail south of SR 303, across from golf course, is collapsed by river. Hard closure.
Quick Rd is closed from Akron Peninsula Rd to Pine Hollow Trailhead in Peninsula, from Wednesday, 7/16, for 6 weeks. Detours posted. Hines Hill Rd is closed from Tuesday, 7/29 through Tuesday, 8/12 for resurfacing from I271 to the Boston Township Line. More »
Riverview Road Repaving and Closure
Riverview Rd is being repaved from the Cuyahoga-Summit Cty line to Peninsula through Mon, 9/15.Road is open with single lane closures. Riverview Rd is closed from Boston Mills Rd to the Cuyahoga Cty line starting Mon, 7/14 for for 3 weeks. Detours posted. 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?
Lock 27 along the Ohio & Erie Canal became known as Johnnycake Lock after several boats ran aground due to flooding. While stranded, supplies ran low and canal passengers and crew ate only corn meal pancakes, known as "johnnycakes".