Canal Visitor Center Closure
Canal Visitor Center will be closed for construction, starting Monday, May 6, 2013. It will reopen with new exhibits in early 2014.
Riverview Road Closure
Riverview Rd from the Cuyahoga Falls line north to the Peninsula line will be re-paved, beginning the week of April 22. Expect delays. Flaggers will direct traffic. Work is expected to be completed by Memorial Day weekend.
Towpath Trail Closure
NPS has closed the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail from Hillside Road to Stone Road in Valley View. A section of the trail is not passable due to hazardous conditions caused by erosion. Towpath is expected to be open by Memorial Day, May 27.
Bald Eagle Closure in Effect
RR tracks, and 30 foot right of way on either side, are closed to all foot traffic from the Rt. 82 Bridge at Station Rd, north to the RR tracks at. The Cuyahoga R. downstream of the Brecksville Dam to the Fitzwater Rd Bridge is closed to water activities.
National Park Service Seeks National Public Lands Day Volunteers on September 29
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
Brecksville, Ohio - Be part of a nationwide day of service! The National Park Service and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park want your help in habitat restoration and trail repair on Saturday, September 29 in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP). Sponsored by The North Face - Woodmere, this half-day long event is part of National Public Lands Day. National Public Lands Day is a nationwide effort that promotes stewardship and enhancement of America's public lands coordinated by the National Environmental Education Foundation.
Volunteers can choose from two projects in CVNP:
Volunteers will receive a fee free pass for a federal public land area that has entrance fees (single-use pass), and giveaways and a chance for a $100 gift card from The North Face - Woodmere.
Advance registration is required to firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-657-2299 by September 26. Meeting location is given upon registration. If you would like to register a group of up to 10 participants, please call 330-657-2296 for more information. Ages 7 and up with parent or guardian supervision. Tools provided. Wear sturdy boots and dress for the weather.
Everyone is welcome to join us for lunch and ice cream (available for purchase at Trail Mix Boston). There will be games, kids activities, and displays about the TRAILS FOREVER program from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Trail Mix Boston is located at 1565 Boston Mills Road in Peninsula, 44264. About the Volunteers-in-Parks Program
CVNP's VIP program is co-managed by the National Park Service and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Together, they accomplish park goals through mutually beneficial volunteer experiences and engage people in the park, building a community of park stewards. Currently more than 5,700 VIPs donate over 154,800 hours to provide the highest level of quality services to park visitors and to help protect America's heritage.
To join these volunteers in making a difference at CVNP, contact the volunteer office at email@example.com, 330-657-2299, or visit www.conservancyforcvnp.org. Many opportunities are available and training is provided.
About the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park
The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park is a non-profit organization created to engage public support for the park and provide services to enhance public use and enjoyment of the park. For more information about the Conservancy and its programs, visit www.conservancyforcvnp.org or call 330-657-2909.
About Cuyahoga Valley National Park Cuyahoga Valley National Park 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 call 330-657-2752.
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Did You Know?
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.