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National Park Service Celebrates National Trails Day 2011

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Date: May 25, 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 volunteer@cvnpa.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.

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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.