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 »
Volunteer Park Ambassador Program
Contact: Jamie Walters, 330-657-2142
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Association
Peninsula, Ohio - Do you have a passion for sharing your enthusiasm with others? If you are a Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) user and have an interest in learning more about the park and sharing it with others, then becoming a Park Ambassador volunteer may be for you. Park Ambassadors volunteer in CVNP and have direct and regular interaction with visitors.
If you are interested in volunteering with one of the groups listed below you are invited to an orientation session on Saturday, February 5, 2011 from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. OR Wednesday, March 2, 2011 from 7:00 - 8 p.m. at Happy Days Lodge, 500 West Streetsboro Road (SR 303), Peninsula 44264. Please R.S.V.P to Shelby Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteer applications will be available at the event.
Park Ambassadors must have the ability to start conversation and advocate for the park and park partners, be able to stand for extended periods of time, and have some availability on weekends and summer holidays. Strong communication skills and comfort with public speaking is required for some of the positions. Two to eight hours per month time commitment is preferred.
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Association is a non-profit organization created to engage public support for the park and provide services to enhance public use and enjoyment of the park. For more information about CVNPA and its membership program visit www.cvnpa.org or call (330) 657-2909
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 or (800) 257-9477.
Did You Know?
Dragonflies and damselflies look almost alike while flying. However, if you wait until they land, dragonflies lay their wings to the side while damselflies lay them back and above their bodies.