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  • Temporary Bridge Installed at Brandywine Creek

    A temporary bridge has been installed over Brandywine Creek and visitors will be able to complete the Brandywine Gorge Trail, during good weather. The bridge may be flooded and impassable during heavy rains. Caution signs are in place. More »

  • Towpath Trail Closures

    Towpath Trail is closed from Mustill Store to Memorial Parkway for riverbank reinforcement. Detours posted. Closure will last 1 - 4 weeks into August. More »

  • Other Closures

    Valley Bridle Trail south of SR 303, across from golf course, is collapsed by river. Hard closure. Plateau Trail Bridge, north of Valley Picnic Area is closed. No detours. Plateau & Oak Hill trails are open. More »

  • Road Closures

    Quick Rd is closed from Akron Peninsula Rd to Pine Hollow Trailhead in Peninsula, from Wednesday, 7/16, for 6 weeks. Detours posted. Hines Hill Rd is closed from Tuesday, 7/29 through Tuesday, 8/12 for resurfacing from I271 to the Boston Township Line. More »

  • Riverview Road Repaving and Closure

    Riverview Rd is being repaved from the Cuyahoga-Summit Cty line to Peninsula through Mon, 9/15.Road is open with single lane closures. Riverview Rd is closed from Boston Mills Rd to the Cuyahoga Cty line starting Mon, 7/14 for for 3 weeks. Detours posted. 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.

Presenters:
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 boats along the Ohio & Erie Canal.

The Ohio & Erie Canal, which runs through Cuyahoga Valley National Park, was a 308-mile waterway connecting Lake Erie to the Ohio River. This transportation route, which influenced local and national prosperity, was dug entirely by hand by mostly German and Irish immigrants.