Cuyahoga Valley National Park News
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National Park Service seeks volunteers
January 13, 2023 | 12:17 pm
Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) is hosting a volunteer open house on Sunday, January 29 from 1-4 pm at Happy Days Lodge, located at 500 W. Streetsboro Road (Route 303), Peninsula, OH 44264
National Park Service purchases 198 acres in the heart of Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) from Conservancy
January 11, 2023 | 10:30 am
The National Park Service closed on the purchase of 198 acres of the 213-acre former Brandywine Golf Course property on Dec. 28, 2022, from the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP). This land purchase in the heart of CVNP is an important part of the park’s long-term plan for improved public access and habitat restoration in the area. The remaining 15 acres of the property is retained by the Conservancy for CVNP.
National Park Service to conduct prescribed fire
October 20, 2022 | 3:09 pm
The National Park Service will conduct a prescribed fire in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, as conditions allow, on Monday, October 24. The goal of the planned fire is to improve natural habitat. Specifically, the prescribed fire will burn the invasive plant species, create good soil conditions for native seeds, and maintain grassland bird habitats.
National Park Service closes portions of tracks to Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad operations
October 13, 2022 | 12:11 pm
The National Park Service (NPS) has closed portions of the tracks used by Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) due to significant erosion from the Cuyahoga River.
Towpath Trail section Cuyahoga Valley National Park to close October 11-14 for tree work
October 7, 2022 | 12:00 pm
The Towpath Trail between Vaughn Road and the northernmost entrance to the Old Carriage Trail is closed October 11-14 for tree and vegetation removal near power lines.
Cuyahoga Valley National Park receives $14 million to improve infrastructure for towpath trail and railroad
September 27, 2022 | 7:44 am
Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) has received approximately $14 million through the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) to stabilize the riverbank at sites along the Cuyahoga River where erosion threatens the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail and the tracks for Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. Work is expected to begin in October and continue through early 2025.
National Park Service seeks to improve Cuyahoga Valley National Park experiences
July 6, 2022 | 10:24 am
Brecksville, OH – To improve the park experience for all visitors to Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP), the National Park Service (NPS) wants to hear from the public. Input is needed to help planners finalize the park’s draft Community Access Plan. The public comment period is July 18 – September 16, 2022.
National Park Service announces $9.8 million infrastructure investment to address legacy pollution in parks
May 27, 2022 | 10:28 am
The National Park Service has received approximately $9.8 million in funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to plug, remediate and reclaim abandoned oil and gas well sites in seven national parks. Overall, bureaus within the Departments of the Interior and Agriculture will address 277 high-priority wells that pose threats to human health and safety, the climate, wildlife and natural resources.
Cuyahoga Valley National Park temporarily closes Brandywine Falls parking lot for public safety
May 5, 2022 | 10:35 am
Due to multiple construction projects in the area, Brandywine Falls parking lot, the upper section of the Brandywine Gorge Trail and a section of the Summit Metroparks Bike & Hike Trail are closed until September 30. The park will regularly assess conditions and open sooner if it is safe do do so.
Cuyahoga Valley National Park to conduct prescribed fires
March 31, 2022 | 4:12 pm
The National Park Service will conduct prescribed fires at 3 locations in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, when conditions allow, between April 1 and April 15. The goal of the planned fires is to improve natural habitat. The total area to be burned is approximately 233 acres.