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  • Temporary Bridge Installed at Brandywine Creek

    A temporary bridge has been installed over Brandywine Creek and visitors will be able to complete the Brandywine Gorge Trail, during good weather. The bridge may be flooded and impassable during heavy rains. Caution signs are in place. More »

  • Towpath Trail Closures

    Towpath Trail is closed from Mustill Store to Memorial Parkway for riverbank reinforcement. Detours posted. Closure will last 1 - 4 weeks into August. More »

  • Other Closures

    Valley Bridle Trail south of SR 303, across from golf course, is collapsed by river. Hard closure. Plateau Trail Bridge, north of Valley Picnic Area is closed. No detours. Plateau & Oak Hill trails are open. More »

  • Road Closures

    Quick Rd is closed from Akron Peninsula Rd to Pine Hollow Trailhead in Peninsula, from Wednesday, 7/16, for 6 weeks. Detours posted. Hines Hill Rd is closed from Tuesday, 7/29 through Tuesday, 8/12 for resurfacing from I271 to the Boston Township Line. More »

  • Riverview Road Repaving and Closure

    Riverview Rd is being repaved from the Cuyahoga-Summit Cty line to Peninsula through Mon, 9/15.Road is open with single lane closures. Riverview Rd is closed from Boston Mills Rd to the Cuyahoga Cty line starting Mon, 7/14 for for 3 weeks. Detours posted. More »

Volunteers Needed for National Trails Day

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Date: May 29, 2013
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 440-546-5995, 440-343-7355 (cell)

Brecksville, Ohio  In celebration of National Trails Day, the National Park Service and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park are seeking volunteers from 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2013 in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. This event will also commemorate the 80-year anniversary of the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC). Meet members of the CCC and volunteer on a trail sweep and other CCC-related projects around the Virginia Kendall area to carry on their legacy. Trail sweeps with Adopt-a-Trail crews include pruning branches, cleaning out ditches and culverts, and picking up litter. Other projects will be with Cuyahoga Valley Trails to restore the CCC-installed stone bollards, which includes heavy lifting. This event in Cuyahoga Valley National Park was made possible with financial support provided by NEEF and Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc.

Volunteers who donate 4 hours of service can sign up to receive a ticket voucher for two (2) Upper Box or two (2) Mezzanine tickets to a 2013 Cleveland Indians game, courtesy of Business Volunteers Unlimited and the Cleveland Indians.

National Trails Day will be held rain or shine, with exception to thunderstorm and lightning. Advance registration is required for this event, and required for groups of 5 or more for other project dates to the volunteer office at volunteer@forcvnp.org or 330-657-2299.

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 visit www.conservancyforcvnp.org or call 330-657-2299.

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 visitwww.nps.gov/cuva or call 330-657-2752.

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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."