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    Cuyahoga Valley

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  • Valley Bridle Trail Partial Closure

    A section of the Valley Bridle Trail is closed across from the Brandywine Golf Course. There is no estimate of when this section will be open. Please observe all trail closures. More »

  • Plateau Trail Partial Closure

    The outer loop of the Plateau Trail is closed at the Valley Picnic Area junction for bridge repair. The bridge is now unsafe for pedestrian traffice due to accelerated erosion around the base. More »

  • 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 »

  • Do Not Feed the Waterfowl and Birds!

    Many people enjoy feeding waterfowl and birds, but the effects of this seemingly generous act can be harmful. Regular feeding can cause: unatural behavior, pollution, overcrowding, delayed migration, and poor nutrition and disease.

  • 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 »

Reggae Band Kicks off Music in the Meadow Series at National Park

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Date: May 30, 2013
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, CVNP, 440-546-5995, 440-343-7355 (cell)
Contact: Jared Slanina, Conservancy, 330-657-2909 ext. 109

Brecksville, Ohio – On Wednesday, June 12, 2013, Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) kicks off its FREE Music in the Meadow concert series at Howe Meadow. Carlos Jones and the PLUS Band is a valley favorite known for the group’s use of percussion instruments. Their repertoire includes many original songs, plus a generous helping of Bob Marley, Culture, and other recognizable covers mixed in with traditional Rastafarian Nyabinghi drum chants!

Grab a blanket and a picnic dinner and bring the family! The celebration begins at 5:30 p.m. with lawn games and family activities. Concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. The concert series is presented by the National Park Service and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, with promotional support from Audio-Technica and Woodsy’s Music. Alcohol is prohibited. Concerts are cancelled during severe weather. Call 330-650-4636, ext. 228 after 2 p.m. for an update. Donations to support this series will be accepted at each event.

Howe Meadow is located at 4040 Riverview Road, 4 miles south of SR 303, Peninsula 44264.

Other Scheduled Music in the Meadow Concerts:
Wednesday, June 26 Sammy De Leon Latin Jazz Orchestra: Salsa, Mambo, Latin Jazz

Wednesday, Jul 10 Boy=Girl: Contemporary Acoustic

Wednesday, July 24 HeartBEAT Afrika: African Drums, Percussion

Wednesday, August 7 Cletus Black Revue: Rock, Blues, Jazz, Pop

Wednesday, August 21 The New Barleycorn: Irish Folk, Celtic

The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park is a nonprofit 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 membership program, visit www.conservancyforcvnp.org or call 330-657-2909.

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 call 330-657-2752.

-NPS-

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Did You Know?

Historic photo of canal boat on the Ohio & Erie Canal.

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".