Valley Bridle Trail Partial Closure
A section of the Valley Bridle Trail is closed across from the Brandywine Golf Course. There is no estimate of when this section will be open. Please observe all trail closures. More »
Plateau Trail Partial Closure
The outer loop of the Plateau Trail is closed at the Valley Picnic Area junction for bridge repair. The bridge is now unsafe for pedestrian traffice due to accelerated erosion around the base. More »
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 »
Do Not Feed the Waterfowl and Birds!
Many people enjoy feeding waterfowl and birds, but the effects of this seemingly generous act can be harmful. Regular feeding can cause: unatural behavior, pollution, overcrowding, delayed migration, and poor nutrition and disease.
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 Needed for Sarah’s Vineyard Summer Solstice Wine, Art & Blues Festival
Contact: Stephanie Webb, 330-657-2542
Countryside Conservancy News Release
Peninsula, Ohio – Volunteers are needed June 17, 18, and 19 to help with the Ninth Annual Summer Solstice Wine, Art & Blues Festival at Sarah's Vineyard, located at 1204 W. Steels Corners Road, Cuyahoga Falls. If you are interested in being part of an exciting event showcasing Great Ohio Wines, Delicious Local Foods, Local Artisans, and Musicians – this volunteer experience is for you!
Individuals are needed to sell tickets for wine sampling. This is a wonderful volunteer opportunity for couples and friends to share, and then relax for some sampling of your own from eleven different Ohio wineries. Volunteers will receive free admission to the festival (on your volunteer day) & a complementary Sarah's Vineyard signature wine glass.
The following shifts are available:
Friday, June 17
Saturday, June 18
Sunday, June 19
The success of the Countryside Conservancy relies on a team of dedicated staff and Volunteers. As our organization grows, so does our need for Volunteers. Serving on our Farmers’ Market Volunteer Team, or as a Volunteer for one of our special events is a great way to get involved in and learn more about farmers' markets, sustainable agriculture, and the local food movement across Northeast Ohio.
Please contact Stephanie Webb at 330-657-2542, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about this opportunity. Visit our website at www.cvcountryside.org for information on other volunteer opportunities.
Please Note: Volunteers for this event must be 21 years of age or older.
Did You Know?
American Indians in the Cuyahoga Valley were influenced by the Hopewell Culture, which created large mound complexes in central Ohio from 100 B.C. – A.D. 500? In the Cuyahoga Valley, American Indians built small mounds rather than large ceremonial centers.