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 »
Reggae Band Kicks off Music in the Meadow Series at National Park
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, 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.
Did You Know?
Early September is the time to watch monarchs feed in Cuyahoga Valley fields rich with goldenrod and New England aster. These places serve as important re-fueling sites for these long distance travelers on their way to oyamel forests near Mexico City more than 2,000 miles away.