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    Cuyahoga Valley

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Sections of Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail Now Reopen

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Date: March 3, 2011
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 440-546-5995

Brecksville, Ohio – The National Park Service has reopened the section of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail from Canal Visitor Center to Boston Store Visitor Center in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The reroute of the Towpath Trail at Tinker’s Creek, due to previous construction, is still in effect.

The remaining trail is closed from Lock 39 Trailhead in Independence to Canal Visitor Center and from Boston Store Visitor Center to Botzum Trailhead in Akron. NPS maintenance staff continue to clear the remaining closed sections of the trail of flood debris. Please respect all park closures for the safety of visitors, resources, and park staff.

All programs will occur as planned including the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad train excursions. Due to the rain forecast please check www.cvsr.com or www.nps.gov/cuva/flooding-in-the-park.htm or call 440-546-5960 for up-to-date closure and cancellation information.

Please do not drive through moving water or designated closed areas. Flood waters from the Cuyahoga River can contain elevated levels of bacteria, pathogens, sewage, chemicals, pesticides, and other toxins. Risks may include exposure to salmonella, E. coli, and tetanus. Prime growing conditions for allergens and molds may also be present. Never enter closed areas, do not permit your dog to walk in the leftover mud, hose off your boots, and wash all exposed skin immediately with antibacterial soap and water. 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 www.dayinthevalley.com or call 330-657-2752 or 800-257-9477.

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Did You Know?

Photo of Bald Eagle taken in Cuyahoga Valley National Park where an eagle pair built their first nest in 2006. Photo by Martin Trimmer.

November is the time to be on the lookout for bald eagles performing aerial courtship displays. Once eagles have selected each other, they plunge through the air in very high dives, locking their talons and breaking apart just when it looks as though they will crash to the ground.