Canal Visitor Center Closure
Canal Visitor Center will be closed for construction, starting Monday, May 6, 2013. It will reopen with new exhibits in early 2014.
Riverview Road Closure
Riverview Rd from the Cuyahoga Falls line north to the Peninsula line will be re-paved, beginning the week of April 22. Expect delays. Flaggers will direct traffic. Work is expected to be completed by Memorial Day weekend.
Towpath Trail Closure
NPS has closed the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail from Hillside Road to Stone Road in Valley View. A section of the trail is not passable due to hazardous conditions caused by erosion. Towpath is expected to be open by Memorial Day, May 27.
Bald Eagle Closure in Effect
RR tracks, and 30 foot right of way on either side, are closed to all foot traffic from the Rt. 82 Bridge at Station Rd, north to the RR tracks at. The Cuyahoga R. downstream of the Brecksville Dam to the Fitzwater Rd Bridge is closed to water activities.
HABITAT RESTORATION VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Plant Trees and Native Vegetation
Use hand tools (loppers and saws) to remove invasive shrubs, such as honeysuckle and autumn olive, and pile the cut vegetation. Ages 10 and up with parent or guardian supervision. Ages 16 and up with a parent or guardian-signed Volunteer Agreement. Locations will be posted 3 weeks in advance.
Thursday, May 9, 1 - 4 p.m. at Station Road Bridge Trailhead
RiverDay: Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m. - noon or 1 - 3 p.m.
Thursday, June 13, 1 - 4 p.m. at Hampton Hills Play Field
Saturday, June 22, 10 a.m. - noon at Hampton Hills Play Field
Thursday, July 11, 1 - 4 p.m.
Saturday, July 27, 10 a.m. - noon
Thursday, August 8, 1 - 4 p.m.
Saturday, August 24, 10 a.m. - noon
Thursday, September 12, 1 - 4 p.m.
Thursday, October 10, 10 a.m. - noon
Collect Seeds from Native Plants
Did You Know?
Early September is the time to watch monarchs feed in Cuyahoga Valley fields rich with goldenrod and New England aster. These places serve as important re-fueling sites for these long distance travelers on their way to oyamel forests near Mexico City more than 2,000 miles away.