Join us for a summer fundraiser for Cuyahoga Valley National Park!

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Join the Conservancy this summer for a new and fun way to celebrate and support Cuyahoga Valley National Park! This past year, we’ve witnessed just how important and precious greenspace is to our livelihoods. Help the Conservancy raise funds to ensure we are able to protect and preserve Cuyahoga Valley National Park now and for future generations to enjoy. 

*We will follow current CDC and National Park Service guidelines around the wearing of masks and social distancing.

How it will work:

Your tickets ($250 per person/$150 tax deductible or $500 per couple/$300 tax-deductible) include everything you need to enjoy a gourmet picnic, including:

  • Conservancy picnic backpack with a gourmet 4-course meal for two,
  • Wine,
  • A mock-tail,
  • A Conservancy picnic blanket so you can spread out, relax, and enjoy the beautiful evening (yours to keep!),
  • A personal lantern to light the way as dusk settles in,
  • Campfires and s’mores as the night sky unfolds.  

Pick up your picnic basket at Howe Meadow (4040 Riverview Road, Peninsula, OH 44264) between 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 19, 2021. Follow the signs for pick-up – we will welcome you, check you in and load your basket(s) in your car, or if you choose to join us in the meadow for music and mingling, you can stake out your spot, relax and have a socially-distanced dinner with like-minded Conservancy supporters and friends.

Enjoy a pre- or post-dinner hike to Indigo Lake or the Beaver Marsh. Camp chairs will be available (limited supply so consider bringing along a few of your own). Meadow Lead Sponsors will also have designated seating under our big tent with Extraordinary Spaces hosts to assist with your needs. Restrooms on site. Brief remarks from Conservancy and NPS leadership at 7:30 p.m., music will continue until 10:30 p.m. 

What’s for dinner?

Mocktail: Strawberry Sage Lemonade

1st Course: Trail Box Crudité: Farm veggies, smokies, crispy crackers, chili crisp pimento + herby hummus. Vegan Alternative: Farm veggies, olives, crispy crackers, compesto dip + herby hummus. Spring Skewer: Turkey Foot fresh cheese curds, Ohio City Provisions salami, red flame grapes. Vegan Alternative: Local apples, berries, and red flame grapes

2nd Course: Crunchy Crudo: Seasonal greens, rainbow carrots, radish, chopped cucumber, marinated red onion, crispy chickpea with feta vinaigrette

3rd Course: Spice Grilled Ohio Chicken: Sweet + tangy bbq sauce served with marinated cucumbers + spring onion, herby tahina potato salad, Spice Acres saged focaccia. Vegan Alternative: Grilled CLE Tofu with sweet + tangy bbq sauce

4th Course: Rhubarb Crumble

*Each basket comes with a bottle of wine. Please remember alcohol is only permitted in the national park at Howe Meadow during this event through a special use permit.

**Vegan entrée available upon request

Catering by Spice Catering Co.


Sponsorship Opportunities 

Lead Meadow Sponsor: $5,000

  • Four picnic baskets to feed 8 guests
  • Special reserved table with camp chairs*
  • Wine (4 bottles) to pair with your picnic dinner
  • Access to restrooms
  • Covered space in case of inclement weather
  • Extraordinary Spaces host to assist with your needs
  • Recognition in Conservancy magazine, website, and social media
  • $3,860 tax-deductible

*Spots are limited, committ early to guarantee your reservation.

Sponsors: $2,500

  • Four picnic baskets to feed 8 guests, with a bottle of wine in each basket
  • Recognition in Conservancy magazine and website
  • $1,360 tax-deductible

Individual Sponsors: $1,000

  • One picnic basket to feed 2 guests, with 1 bottle of wine
  • Recognition in Conservancy magazine and website
  • $720 tax-deductible

For more information on becoming a sponsor, contact Dan Blakemore 330-647-2909 ext 133 or


Leave No Trace

While you enjoy your meal, whether it be at Howe Meadow or elsewhere in the park, please keep Leave No Trace Principles in mind.


Special thanks to our sponsors for helping bring this new event to life!