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 »
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 »
National Park Service Celebrates National Trails Day 2011
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 440-546-5995
Contact: Ralph Davila, APR, 330-657-2909 ext. 109
Brecksville, Ohio – Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) is holding its annual Adopt-a-Trail Training Workshop from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, at the Ledges Shelter, in celebration of National Trails Day. The workshop will teach the proper way to prune branches, clean out ditches and culverts, and report problems. Ledges Shelter is located on Truxell/ Kendall Park Road, 1 mile west of Akron Cleveland Road, Peninsula 44264.
One hour of classroom training will be followed by trail sweeps of the Ledges, Pine Grove, Haskell Run, and Forest Point trails; and a simultaneous Cuyahoga Valley Trails Council trail work session on the Haskell Run and Ledges trails. A light continental breakfast is provided for workshop attendees. Volunteers will also receive a ticket voucher for two (2) Upper Box or two (2) Mezzanine tickets to a 2011 Cleveland Indians game, courtesy of Business Volunteers Unlimited and the Cleveland Indians.
Bring work gloves, lunch, water, and a small pack. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for weather. The workshop will be held rain or shine. For more information or to register, contact Jamie Walters at 330-657-2142 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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".