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    Cuyahoga Valley

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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 »

Invasive Plant Removal Day Scheduled in Cuyahoga Valley National Park

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Date: June 3, 2011
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 440-546-5995
Contact: Ralph Davila, APR, 330-657-2909 ext. 109

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Brecksville, Ohio – Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) is holding an invasive plant removal day on Saturday, June 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the site of the old Coliseum. Help CVNP staff and Invasive Plant Management Volunteers remove invasive multiflora rose and autumn olive in your National Park. Park on the North shoulder of SR 303 immediately west of I-271 in Richfield. Car pooling is encouraged.

Invasive species are a growing problem at the old Coliseum site. By removing these invasive plants you will allow native plants and animals to prosper. Multiflora rose and autumn olive grow easily in areas previously disturbed by human activity and quickly overtake large areas of land, shadowing out and robbing nutrients from native species. No animals or insects eat these invasive plants or make it their home. Help return this area to a more natural habitat for our local flora and fauna.

Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants, sturdy boots, work gloves and bring drinking water. Breakfast snacks will be provided. The plant removal will be canceled in the event of rain. For more information and to register, contact Jamie Walters at 330-657-2142 or volunteer@cvnpa.org. Participants must be at least 16 years old, accompanied by an adult, and have a signed parental permission form or be over the age of 18 with a signed Agreement Form.

 Cuyahoga Valley National Park Volunteer Program is co-managed by the National Park Service and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park. To learn about volunteer opportunities visit www.conservancyforcvnp.org or call 330-657-2296.

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 www.dayinthevalley.com or call 330-657-2752 or 800-257-9477.

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Did You Know?

Historic photo of canal boats along the Ohio & Erie Canal.

The Ohio & Erie Canal, which runs through Cuyahoga Valley National Park, was a 308-mile waterway connecting Lake Erie to the Ohio River. This transportation route, which influenced local and national prosperity, was dug entirely by hand by mostly German and Irish immigrants.