FAQs about the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park – Get to Know us!

What is the difference between the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park and the National Park Service (NPS)?

The National Park Service (NPS) is an agency of the federal government of the United States that manages all national parks, national monuments, and other conservation and historical properties including Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP). It is an operating unit of the Department of the Interior and is charged with preserving the natural and cultural resources of the places. You might spot an NPS ranger in uniform (and a cool broad-brimmed flat hat) in the park during your visit! 

The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park is the nonprofit friends group of the park. Our mission is to enrich people’s lives and enhance our region by inspiring use, preservation, and support of CVNP. We support CVNP by raising funds for various park projects and conservation efforts, hosting cultural programs and events, mobilizing volunteers, facilitating environmental education, and much more! The Conservancy is the connection between the park and our community. 

Photo: Jerry Jelinek

How big is Cuyahoga Valley National Park?

Cuyahoga Valley National Park has 33,000 acres of trails, waterfalls, woods, and meadows for you to explore. Need some help on where to start? Visit our Boston Mill Visitor Center, which officially opened its doors in 2019. Serving as the “front door” to Cuyahoga Valley National Park, you’re able explore the exhibits, plan your CVNP adventure with advice from staff, and uncover the rich history of Ohio’s only national park. 

How does Cascade Subaru support the Conservancy?

As one of our leading corporate partners, Cascade Subaru plays a huge role in carrying out our mission and we are very grateful for their support over the years. We are proud that Subaru, its customers, and its employees share our commitment to making the community a better place through efforts to protect, preserve, and keep our park beautiful for all to enjoy. 

Cascade Subaru presents Conservancy with a check
Photo courtesy of Cascade Auto Group

How can I support the Conservancy and the park?

There are countless ways and opportunities to support CVNP and the Conservancy. From becoming a member, to volunteering your time, or even attending one of our programs, there is something for everyone! 

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