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2023 Press Releases

The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park Raised More Than $95,000 At Its Annual Exploration Event Supporting Environmental Education

Oct. 6, 2023

The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) welcomed over 200 guests to the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center during its Exploration fundraiser on Oct. 1. The event raised more than $95,000 for environmental education programs within Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Read More

The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) Is Hosting More Than 250 National Park Leaders From Across the United States

Oct. 5, 2023

The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) is hosting more than 250 national park leaders from across the United States during the Annual Meeting of the National Park Friends Alliance (NPFA) the week of Oct. 23. The NPFA, a non-profit, unites national parks’ philanthropic park partners and park officials, meeting several times a year to share best practices and advance park partnerships. Read More

 

The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park Raised More Than $70,000 At Its Annual Events Supporting Trails In Ohio’s National Park

June 21, 2023

The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) welcomed over 900 guests to the park during its signature fundraisers, Elevation on June 16 and Topography on June 17, at Indigo Lake in CVNP. Together the events raised more than $70,000 for the Trails Now Fund, which provides immediate assistance for trail maintenance and priority trail projects in CVNP. Read More

 

The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park Announces Rhythm on the River Concert Series

March 22, 2023

The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) is excited to announce the third annual Rhythm on the River outdoor concert series in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Read More

The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park announces its annual events supporting trails in Ohio’s national park

Feb. 23, 2023

The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) will welcome guests to an unparalleled evening in the park when it hosts Elevation on June 16 and Topography on June 17.  Read More

 

National Park Service purchases 198 acres in the heart of Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) from Conservancy

Jan. 11, 2023

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. Read More

 

2022 Press Releases

Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park Celebrated Under the Stars with More than 900 Guests During Weekend Events

July 1, 2022

After a two-year hiatus the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park was excited to host two of its extraordinary celebrations, Elevation and Topography, again at Ledges Shelter in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) on June 24 and 25. Read More

The Conservancy’s Elevation and Topography Event is Coming Soon!

June 3, 2022

The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park welcomes back its friends for two nights of summer celebrations. Read More

 

2021 Press Releases

National Park Foundation Draws on Expertise of Conservancy for CVNP President and CEO, Deb Yandala

December 9, 2021

Deb Yandala, president and CEO of the Conservancy (Conservancy) for CVNP, has been hired, on a temporary contract basis, by the National Park Foundation (NPF), the official nonprofit partner of the National Park Service. Yandala will continue her role at the Conservancy while working with NPF. Read More

Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park Enhances Visitor Access to CVNP and Cuyahoga River Through Land Purchase

September 27, 2021

The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park has purchased the former Brandywine Golf Course, on behalf of the Conservancy and Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP). Since the early 1970s, the Conservancy has been committed to enhancing Northeast Ohio through inspiring use, preservation, and support of CVNP, the nation’s #7 most visited National Park in 2020. Read More

Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park to Open New ‘Boston Store’ in May

April 13, 2021

This May, the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park will open a new store in the Boston Mills Historic District, transitioning operations from Trail Mix Boston to a larger building, “Boston Store.” Read More

Winona LaDuke Joins Conservancy for Virtual Conversation on World Water Day

March 16, 2021

On Monday, March 22, World Water Day, the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park invites the public to participate in a virtual presentation and conversation with renowned author and leading activist Winona LaDuke. The virtual event takes place at 7 p.m. and will be hosted through Zoom. Read More  

Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park Announces New Bridle Trail Fund

February 18, 2021

The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, the official friends group and philanthropic partner for Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP), is thrilled to announce the creation of a new trails restoration fund: The Cuyahoga Valley Bridle Trail Fund. Read More

 

2020 Press Releases

Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park Launches “Crooked River Reads” and “Cuyahoga Connections” Environmental Series

December 8, 2020

The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park has launched two new series intended to connect both adults and youth with Northeast Ohio’s National Park: Crooked River Reads, a Distinguished Author Series, and Cuyahoga Connections, a monthly youth challenge. Read More

Rock Your Holiday Shopping and Support Cuyahoga Valley National Park

November 17, 2020

Knock your holiday shopping out of the park this year with one-of-a-kind gifts that support small businesses, local artists and Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) programs by shopping with the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, the official nonprofit friends group of CVNP. Read More

Conservancy Gifts $97,100 to Cuyahoga Valley National Park for Trail Maintenance

June 25, 2020

The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park has gifted $97,100 to Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) to be used for trail maintenance this summer. These funds, raised throughout 2019 specifically for trail maintenance, allowed CVNP to hire two seasonal employees dedicated to trail maintenance as well as purchase trail rigging tools and a compact tractor. Read More

Pop-Up Weddings in the Park: Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park and Haus of Cool Say “I Do”

May 19, 2020

The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park and Haus of Cool, LLC, have teamed up to provide a safe, stress-free option for couples to say “I do” in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) during the current COVID-19 crisis while celebrating with groups of ten people or less. Read More

Subaru “Share the Love” Event Generates Over $30,000 in Donations to Conservancy

April 29, 2020

The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park is pleased to accept $30,875 in total donations from the 2019 Subaru “Share the Love” event. Read More

Play, Learn,Craft and Cook with the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park During Stay at Home Orders

April 2, 2020

The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park has unveiled a new resource page for fans of Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP). Whether the park is in your backyard or across the country, each of these activities will help you stay connected to Ohio’s national park without leaving your home. Categories include Educational Resources, DIY Crafts and Activities, Recipes and Games. Read More

Enjoy Summer Camp in a National Park – It’s Closer Than You Think!

March 3, 2020

The Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center (CVEEC), co-managed by the National Park Service and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, is gearing up for another great summer with the return of Junior Ranger Summer Day Camp and Crooked River Exploration Camp! Read More

Crooked River Exploration Camp Honored by American Camping Association, Ohio Board with “Program Excellence” Award

February 11, 2020

The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park and Old Brooklyn Community Development Corporation (OBCDC) are proud to accept the American Camping Association (ACA), Ohio Board’s “Program Excellence” award for their Crooked River Exploration Camp. Read More

Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park Chief Development Officer John P. Debo, Jr. Retires after 10 Years of Service

January 23, 2020

John P. Debo, Jr., has retired from his role as Chief Development Officer after serving 10 years with the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Prior to his tenure at the Conservancy, Debo worked for the National Park Service for 33 years, with 21 years as Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) Superintendent. Read More

2019 Press Releases

Sheryl Hoffman Named New Chief Development Officer of the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park

December 12, 2019

The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park is pleased to announce that Sheryl L. Hoffman has been hired as the new Chief Development Officer. She is replacing John P. Debo Jr., who is retiring on January 3. Read More

Cuyahoga Valley National Park and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park unveil new Boston Mill Visitor Center

October 22, 2019

The U.S. National Park Service (NPS) and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park are proud to unveil the new Boston Mill Visitor Center this October, marking the first centralized location where park visitors can orient themselves, discover what Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) has to offer, and begin their experience. Read More

CONSERVANCY FOR CUYAHOGA VALLEY NATIONAL PARK WILL PURCHASE BRANDYWINE GOLF COURSE

October 3, 2019

The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park has signed a purchase agreement to acquire the former Brandywine Golf Course, located in the Village of Peninsula, with the intent to convert it to park land. The course has been closed since 2018 and has been on the market for several months, leading to speculation that the land might be sold for development. Read More

Subaru “Share the Love” Event Generates Over $19,000 in Donations to Conservancy

April 16, 2019

The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park received $19,356 in total donations from the 2018 Subaru “Share the Love” event. This includes $16,856 in donations from Subaru of America and an additional contribution of $2,500 from the Conservancy’s partner retailer, Cascade Subaru. Read More