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 »
Upcoming Webinars Address Online Presence Management
Contact: Heather Roszczyk, Countryside Conservancy, 330-657-2542 x 225
Countryside Conservancy announces the next in the free series of webinars designed to bolster the businesses of specialty crop growers across Ohio.
Managing Your Online Content will be presented on Tuesday, September 10, from 1 to 2 p.m. This webinar is designed to help farmers and producers increase their brand awareness to gain additional business. Rachel Tayse Baillieul, author of the popular Harmonious Homestead website and blog, will guide attendees through choosing appropriate content for and maintaining a website and creating and sustaining a blog. To register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8695969647011136000.
Social Media Savvy will be presented on Tuesday, September 24, from 1 to 2 p.m. Social media can be an effective tool for building relationships with customers and driving traffic to your farm or business. Tracy Emrick of Countryside Conservancy will give an overview of popular social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and explain how to create and effectively manage your social media presence. To register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7590427197957009664.
These classes are financed in part through a grant from the Ohio Department of Agriculture, the State of Ohio and the United States Department of Agriculture under the provisions of the Specialty Crop Block Grant.
About Countryside Conservancy
Countryside Conservancy advances the vision of a Northeast Ohio filled with thriving farming and food entrepreneurs: where farms are viable businesses, farmland is a treasured resource, and local food is commonplace. Countryside Conservancy supports up-and-coming farmers, shares innovative land-use and business models, facilitates networking opportunities, and advocates community-based agriculture. They connect communities and farmers, provide alternate market choices, and create venues that foster civic engagement through fun and informal education. For more information, go to www.cvcountryside.org.
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".