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    Cuyahoga Valley

    National Park Ohio

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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 »

Krejci Dump Site Public Notification Policy

Krejci Dump Site Clean-Up and Restoration Public Notification Policy (September 2005)

Numerous provisions have been included in the Krejci Site Consent Decree, Statement of Work, Remedial Design, and Remedial Action Work Plan to minimize the possibility of any off-site release of hazardous substances by air, water, or truck during the upcoming cleanup of the Krejci Dump site. These provisions include requirements for safe on-site cleanup operations, on-site surface water management features including sediment basins and straw bales, air monitoring, surface water and ground water monitoring, truck inspections, truck decontamination, and safe truck-driving procedures. In addition, the above-referenced documents contain numerous provisions to abate any off-site releases, to minimize the effects of any off-site releases, to clean up any off-site releases, and to prevent their reoccurrence.

It is very unlikely that any off-site releases will occur during the site cleanup that present a threat to off-site residents. However, the park will provide notice by phone or in-person of all known information concerning an off-site hazardous substance release (as well as off-site releases of airborne particulates) to all nearby residents who could be affected by an off-site release as soon as practicable after any such release. The park will also provide the same notice to any local resident who makes a request to the park to be informed about any such off-site release. In addition, the park will publish an incident report on its website in a timely manner that describes any such off-site release including the actions taken to abate the release, to minimize any effects of the release, to clean up the release, and to prevent the reoccurrence of the type of release.

Did You Know?

Image of Civilian Conservation Corps statue outside Happy Days Visitor Center.

During the Great Depression, the "boys of Company 567" of the Civilian Conservation Corps helped shape the landscape that would later become Cuyahoga Valley National Park by constructing buildings, playfields, and a lake, as well as planting over 100 acres of trees.