Current Projects

The Conservancy is continually striving to preserve and enhance your national park. Here's what we're working on now

   

East Rim Mountain Bike Trail

The first section of the East Rim Trail opened in November 2015—the first mountain biking trail in our national park. Today, seven more miles are in the works! Construction on Phase 2 is scheduled began in spring of 2016 and will continue through 2017. When complete, mountain bikers and hikers will have nearly 10 miles to explore. See what's happening now >

Wetmore Area Restoration

Beginning in 2015 and continuing through 2017, volunteers are helping restore native habitat in the Wetmore area. When complete, they will have reforested 30 acres, removed invasive species from 100 acres, and stablized 7,000 linear feet of the Dickerson Creek bank. The Conservancy secured funding for this project from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Volunteer at a Day of Service >

Visitor Center Fundraising

In partnership with the National Park Service, the Conservancy is raising money for a new visitor center. Our shared vision is to transform a historic property in the Village of Boston into a one-stop visitor destination. At the new, state-of-the-art center, visitors will be able to organize their trip to CVNP, the Ohio & Erie Canalway, and other tourism spots in the Akron and Cleveland area. 

The Conservancy has already begun work with architects and exhibit planners to create a schematic design for the center. So far, we've raised over 75% of the funds needed for the nearly $6 million project and anticipate construction beginning in 2018. Learn more >

Every Kid in a Park

The National Park Service’s Every Kid in a Park initiative began September 1, 2015, with the vision that "No matter who you are or where you live, every kid should be able to enjoy America's parks, monuments, lands and waters."

During 2016-2017, the Conservancy will aim to bring 8,000 fourth graders from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District to their national park. There, they’ll explore the history, wildlife, geology, and natural features of the Cuyahoga Valley. Funding for this initiative comes from the National Park Foundation and Treu-Mart Fund. Learn more >

Cuyahoga Valley Institute

We're continuing to expand the Cuyahoga Valley Institute in 2017, a new program for placed-based adult learning in CVNP. Participants can attend unique workshops, meet new friends, and center themselves in the history, culture, and nature of the Cuyahoga Valley. See upcoming events >

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