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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?

Photo of Bald Eagle taken in Cuyahoga Valley National Park where an eagle pair built their first nest in 2006. Photo by Martin Trimmer.

November is the time to be on the lookout for bald eagles performing aerial courtship displays. Once eagles have selected each other, they plunge through the air in very high dives, locking their talons and breaking apart just when it looks as though they will crash to the ground.