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  • Photographic Society Members' Show Rescheduled

    Thursday, August 14 Cuyahoga Valley Photographic Society Members' Show has been rescheduled to 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 21 at Hines Hill Conference Center.

  • Towpath Trail Closure

    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. More »

  • Riverview Road Repaving

    Riverview Rd is being repaved from the Cuyahoga-Summit Cty line to Peninsula through Mon, 9/15. Road is open but there are still delays due to construction. Allow extra time. More »

Volunteers Needed to Help Restore Habitats in National Park

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Date: June 3, 2013
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 440-546-5995, 440-343-7355 (cell)

Brecksville, Ohio – Volunteers are needed in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) on Thursday, June 13, from 1 - 4 p.m., and Saturday, June 22, from 10 a.m. - noon, to help return significant watershed areas to native habitats. Sponsored by the National Park Service and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, invasive plant removal projects are scheduled bi-monthly through October. Removal of invasive plants is a critical phase in habitat restoration and allows native plant and animal species to prosper. Opportunities to collect seeds from native plants will be scheduled in the fall.

Advance registration is recommended, and required if you are with a group of five or more. Volunteers can be age 10 and older with parent or guardian supervision, and age 16 and older with a parent or guardian-signed Volunteer Agreement Form. Instruction and safety guidelines will be provided on-site. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/cuva and click "volunteer" or contact the volunteer office at 330-657-2299 or volunteer@forcvnp.org.

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

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.nps.gov/cuva and click "volunteer" 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 visit www.nps.gov/cuva or call 330-657-2752.

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Did You Know?

Historic photo of canal boats along the Ohio & Erie Canal.

The Ohio & Erie Canal, which runs through Cuyahoga Valley National Park, was a 308-mile waterway connecting Lake Erie to the Ohio River. This transportation route, which influenced local and national prosperity, was dug entirely by hand by mostly German and Irish immigrants.