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 Seeks National Public Lands Day Volunteers on September 28
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, CVNP, 440-546-5995, 440-343-7355 (cell)
Contact: Lisa Meranti, Conservancy, 330-657-2364
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Volunteer Program Building a Community of Park Stewards
Brecksville, Ohio - Be part of the nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands! The National Park Service and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park want your help in habitat restoration and trail repair on Saturday, September 28, 2013, in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP). This half-day event is part of National Public Lands Day, a nationwide effort that promotes stewardship and enhancement of America’s public lands. The event is sponsored by Sprint and is a part of TRAILS FOREVER, a program to directly engage the public in helping ensure that the trail system in CVNP is adequately maintained, enhanced, expanded and preserved for all time, for all people.
Volunteers can choose from two projects in CVNP:
Removing invasive plant species to help restore native habitat
Trail maintenance to help ensure that the trails system in CVNP is carefully preserved
Volunteers will receive a fee free, single-use pass for a federal public land area that has entrance fees.
Advance registration is required by Wednesday, September 25 via online registration at www.nps.gov/cuva (click on "Volunteer"), firstname.lastname@example.org, or 330-657-2299. If you would like to register a group of up to 10 individuals, please call 330-657-2299 for more information. Projects are family-friendly with parent or guardian supervision: ages 10 and up for invasive plant removal, and ages seven and up for trail maintenance. Tools provided. Dress for the weather; wear sturdy boots and long, thick pants.
About Cuyahoga Valley National Park Volunteers-in-Parks (VIP) Program
To learn about volunteer opportunities visit www.nps.gov/cuva and click "Volunteer" or call 330-657-2299.
Did You Know?
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.