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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 »

Small Farm Conservation Workshop

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Date: January 9, 2014
Contact: Heather Roszczyk, Countryside Conservancy, 330-657-2542

Countryside Conservancy, Summit County Soil and Water Conservation District and Ohio State University Extension

Small farms and specialty crop farms face a number of conservation related issues on a daily basis. This workshop will familiarize participants with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and how it can help their small farm business address these issues. We’ll cover some of the more common problems and possible solutions on livestock farms and produce/specialty crop farms as well as some of the incentive payments available to help install your practices.

January 30, 2014, 9 a.m. ‐ 12 p.m. 
Happy Days Lodge, Cuyahoga Valley National Park
500 W. Streetsboro St (Rt 303), Peninsula, Ohio 44264
Registration fee $10 (includes refreshments)

For more information or to register now call Countryside at 330‐657‐2542 or email info@cvcountryside.org. Online registration will be available 1/13/2014 at www.cvcountryside.org.

Scott Kenreich
works for the Natural Resources Conservation Service and is the District Conservationist covering Summit, Portage, and Cuyahoga counties. He was raised on a potato and vegetable farm in Mahoning County. He graduated from Ohio State with a B.S. in Natural Resources in 1995 and was an officer in the Ohio and Michigan Army National Guards. He has worked for NRCS for 16 years in Ohio and Michigan. He has extensive experience working with the conservation issues of specialty crop farms as well as row crops and dairies.

Dee Waters is a Resource Conservationist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service and provides service to producers in Summit, Portage, and Cuyahoga counties. She has worked for NRCS for 16 years as a Soil Conservationist, a District Conservationist, and a Resource Conservationist in many Ohio counties. She also has had extended emergency watershed program positions in Durango, Colorado and Springfield, Missouri. She graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Conservation of Natural Resources and a minor in Geography in 1996. While at KSU, she conducted many hours of research on animal behavior and plant identification. She targets her knowledge in conservation issues on poultry and small scale specialty crops.


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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".