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 »
Volunteers and Dogs Recruited for New Group, Paw Patrol
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley,, 440-546-5995
Brecksville, Ohio – Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) is recruiting volunteers and their dogs to serve in a new volunteer group, Paw Patrol. Volunteers will patrol in pairs with their canine companions to serve as ambassadors on the trails, sharing park information and answering questions. CVNP is one of the few national parks that allow dogs and Paw Patrol is one of the first dog volunteer programs offered in the National Park System.
Interested individuals (please, no dogs) are invited to attend an information session on Saturday, February 26, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the November Lodge Legacy Room, located on the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center campus, 3675 Oak Hill Road, Peninsula 44264. The meeting will cover the steps to join Paw Patrol which include interview and certification times for both prospective human and canine volunteers. Selected volunteers and dogs will undergo extensive testing and training. For more information on the program please contact Park Ranger Brady Bourquin at 330-657-2752 ext. 351 or e-mail us.
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Volunteer Program is co-managed by the National Park Service and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park. To learn about volunteer opportunities, please visit www.conservancyforcvnp.org or call 330-657-2296.
The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park is a nonprofit 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 the Conservancy and its membership program, visit www.conservancyforcvnp.org or call 330-657-2909.
CVNP encompasses 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. Managed by the National Park Service, CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational, and natural activities in one setting. For more information visit www.nps.gov/cuva or www.dayinthevalley.com or call 330-657-2752 or 800-257-9477.
Did You Know?
A young James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States, worked briefly as a mule boy on the Ohio & Erie Canal, an important cultural resource within Cuyahoga Valley National Park.