PENINSULA, Ohio (February 2012) – The Conservancy for CVNP and National Park Service will be hosting an event to give college students an opportunity to learn about and give back to Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The second annual Alternative Spring Break is set for Friday, March 16 through Sunday, March 18. Last year, the inaugural Alternative Spring Break hosted 39 college students from eight universities throughout Ohio and New York.
Students will help with service projects supporting the trails and recreational activities at CVNP. They will also participate in guided hikes, presentations by guest speakers, as well as other campfire and recreational activities. Lodging and meals will be provided for all students.
“We offer a fun and safe spring break option for college students,” NPS Ranger Josh Bates said. “The students enjoyed spending time and getting to know each other last year, while learning about the park. We make sure to balance providing service for the park along with plenty of activities where they get to kick back and socialize too.”
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Volunteer Program is co-managed by the National Park Service and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park. To learn more about Alternative Spring Break and other volunteer opportunities visit www.conservancyforcvnp.org 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 www.dayinthevalley.com or call 330-657-2752 or 800-257-9477.