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 »
Steven Wait to Retire as President and CEO of Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
Contact: Kelly Steele-Moore, CVSR, (330) 657-1915
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
During his tenure with CVSR, Wait expanded the visibility of the organization, increased ridership levels over 70 percent and stabilized its financial condition.
Board of trustees chairman George Snider said, "Steve has helped CVSR become one of America's largest and most respected excursion railroads. The Board plans to conduct a nationwide search for his successor."
Senior- level executives interested in applying for the position can submit their resume to email@example.com.
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad provides transportation to and within Cuyahoga Valley National Park under a joint operating agreement. Park Superintendent Stan Austin commented: "Steve Wait's vision and commitment to improving visitor safety, accessibility and responsiveness to customer needs has enabled the National Park Service to provide improved services to the public. His collaborative and cooperative spirit has benefited us all. We are saddened by Steve's resignation but know that we have a partner for life as a park steward and a friend"
CVSR is a private sector, not-for-profit 501 ©(3) volunteer supported organization operating in partnership with Cuyahoga Valley National Park and is dedicated to the preservation of passenger rail transportation in Cuyahoga Valley and along the historic Ohio & Erie Canalway. Scenic train excursions are offered twelve months of the year, along with a variety of special events, including The Polar Express™, Day Out With Thomas™, wine-tasting and beer tasting excursions, Bike Aboard!, and more.
CVNP encompasses 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron. Managed by the National Park Service, CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational, and natural activities in one setting. For more information about the park, visit www.nps.gov/cuva or www.dayinthevalley.com or call (330) 657-2752.
Did You Know?
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".