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 »
Operation Staff Changes Announced at Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
Contact: Kelly Steele-Moore, Director of Marketing, 330-657-1915
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
Peninsula, Ohio - Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) has announced staff changes in the Operations Department, effective immediately.
Larry Blanchard, who has been a volunteer with CVSR for more than 16 years, and the Director of Operations for the past 4 years, is returning to the position of Trainmaster. As Trainmaster, he will primarily be responsible for overseeing the Yard operations and track inspections. Blanchard, whose career in railroading has been over 50 years, retired from CSX Freight Railroad in 2000.
Dennis Varian has assumed the role of Director of Operations. Varian comes to CVSR with over 28 years experience in railroading. "I am excited to be working with CVSR and in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The people are great, the area is beautiful and I look forward to a great 2012," commented Varian.
CVSR is a private sector, not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) volunteer supported organization operating in partnership with Cuyahoga Valley National Park and is dedicated to the preservation of passenger rail transportation in Cuyahoga Valley and along the historic Ohio & Erie Canalway. The railroad is celebrating its 40th anniversary of providing passenger rail service in the valley. Information and a list of all upcoming events can be found at www.CVSR.com.
CVNP encompasses 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron. Managed by the National Park Service, CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational, and natural activities in one setting. For more information about the park, visit www.nps.gov/cuva/ or www.dayinthevalley.com/ or call (330) 657-2752.
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.