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Volunteers and Dogs Recruited for New Group, Paw Patrol

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Date: February 10, 2011
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley,, 440-546-5995

Paw Patrol Candidate
Dog owners and their canine companions to serve as ambassadors on the trails.

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.

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Did You Know?

Aerial view of the winding Cuyahoga River.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park's namesake river flows north and south. The Cuyahoga River begins its 100 mile journey in Geauga County, flows south to Cuyahoga Falls where it turns sharply north and flows through CVNP. American Indians referred to the U-shaped river as Cuyahoga or "crooked river."