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Contact: Pamela Barnes, 440-546-5994
Part of New Long-Term Study Launched by Kent State University
In celebration of National Public Lands Day, Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) and Kent State University (KSU) will lead an expected 175 volunteers in planting some 480 native trees between Brandywine Ski Resort and Highland Road in Brecksville.
The tree planting is not only part of a larger project to restore native forests in the park, but is also the start of an important long-term research project. KSU will be assisting with restoring several former mine sites in the park. They plan to study the effects of restoration techniques and the best tree species to plant in a restoration. This is one example of the positive partnership between CVNP and KSU.
Pamela Barnes, Public Information Officer, will be on hand for interviews and to assist media in accessing the site.
WHEN: Saturday, September 30 at 9:45 a.m.
WHERE: Brandywine Ski Resort for the introductory information with volunteers, park and Kent State University representatives. Hike about 10-15 minutes to the work site with volunteers, or drive to the access point off Highland Road.
CONTACT: If you plan to come please contact Pamela Barnes at 440-241-5857
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.