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 »
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 to Help Restore Habitats in National Park
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Did You Know?
A young James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States, worked briefly as a mule boy on the Ohio & Erie Canal, an important cultural resource within Cuyahoga Valley National Park.