Canal Visitor Center Closure
Canal Visitor Center will be closed for construction, starting Monday, May 6, 2013. It will reopen with new exhibits in early 2014.
Riverview Road Closure
Riverview Rd from the Cuyahoga Falls line north to the Peninsula line will be re-paved, beginning the week of April 22. Expect delays. Flaggers will direct traffic. Final resurfacing and striping will take place following the Memorial Day holiday.
Bald Eagle Closure in Effect
RR tracks, and 30 foot right of way on either side, are closed to all foot traffic from the Rt. 82 Bridge at Station Rd, north to the RR tracks at. The Cuyahoga R. downstream of the Brecksville Dam to the Fitzwater Rd Bridge is closed to water activities.
Groundwork Cincinnati-Mill Creek Youth Green Team Camp in the Park
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, (440) 546-5995 or cell (440) 343-7355
Brecksville, Ohio - The National Park Service will host 12 youth and staff from the Groundwork Cincinnati/ Mill Creek organization for an overnight camping trip from Tuesday, July 31 to Wednesday, August 1 in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP).
Groundwork Cincinnati-Mill Creek began as the Mill Creek Restoration Project in 1994, and became the newest Groundwork trust in June 2012. Its mission is to serve as catalyst for developing sustainability in the Mill Creek watershed through community-based planning and empowerment, environmental education, and economically sound ecological restoration. Groundwork trusts are non-profit organizations established across the United States in partnership with the US EPA & the National Park Service in places that have experienced decades of decline in their physical and social environments. Their missions are to foster and awaken the potential of these neighborhoods by working with communities to improve their physical environment.
The Green Team is a youth employment program focusing on environmental and conservation job skills in their own communities, and includes a chance to explore and learn about their national parks, in this case, Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
The campers will participate in a service project focused on invasive plant removal; tour the butterfly and kitchen gardens at the Environmental Education Center; experience an evening hike to the Beaver Marsh; camp at Stanford Backcountry Campsites; and a bike tour on the Towpath Trail with the Bike Aboard!
Assistance in planning this trip was provided by the Rivers, Trails, & Conservation Assistance (RTCA) Program, a National Park Service community outreach program that has worked closely with Groundwork Cincinnati - Mill Creek over the past two years. For more information about RTCA contact Andrea Irland at e-mail us or (330) 657-2378.
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 or 800-257-9477.
Did You Know?
Early September is the time to watch monarchs feed in Cuyahoga Valley fields rich with goldenrod and New England aster. These places serve as important re-fueling sites for these long distance travelers on their way to oyamel forests near Mexico City more than 2,000 miles away.