March 17 Update Regarding COVID-19 from the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park

The safety and wellbeing of our members, friends, guests and employees remains our top priority. Therefore, we have decided to temporarily suspend business operations at all Conservancy locations, including Trail Mix Peninsula, Hines Hill Campus and Happy Days Lodge effective immediately for at least eight weeks. This includes Cultural Arts events, performances, lectures (including the April 10 Lyceum Lecture, Alone with Britt Ahart, April 19 concert with Ed Caner and April 26  Le Vent du Nord Concert)  and privately hosted events. Conservancy operations at the Environmental Education Center and Stanford House are also temporarily suspended.

The National Park Service announced the closure of Boston Mill Visitor Center beginning March 17. This includes the Conservancy’s retail store located inside the visitor center. Please note that park information can still be found in the kiosk outside of the building and the park trails remain open at this time. For the latest information and updates on Cuyahoga Valley National Park, please visit their website at https://www.nps.gov/cuva/index.htm

While Conservancy offices are closed, our staff will be working remotely and are still accessible by phone.

We will continue to release updates as they become available. For questions or concerns, please contact Lexi Korczynski, Conservancy Marketing director at akorczynski@forcvnp.org or by calling 330.805.1694


March 13

Dear friends of the Conservancy,

The safety and wellbeing of our members, friends, guests and employees is our top priority. We greatly appreciate your support and want you to know that we are taking COVID-19 seriously.

At this time, with the information available to us from the CDC and state and local authorities, we have decided to close the Conservancy offices, Stanford House, and Conservancy services at the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center at least through April 3.

In addition, the following events have been canceled:

• March 20: The Revelers Concert at Happy Days Lodge
• March 27-29: Alternative Spring Break
• March 27: Lyceum Lecture, Chasing Bugs
• March 29: Danae Wolfe’s Seiberling Gallery Exhibition Opening and Reception

We hope to reschedule the concert and lecture, but in the meantime, we have sent more information to ticket purchasers regarding how to get a refund, exchange tickets for a future event or donate your tickets to the Conservancy. Alternative Spring Break registrations have been fully refunded.

We understand that this is a rapidly changing situation and will keep our website as up to date as possible. Please visit this page (forcvnp.org/updates) for the most recent information. For specific information about Cuyahoga Valley National Park, please visit their website at www.nps.gov/cuva

Our staff are working remotely for the next three weeks. Many of them are reachable through e-mail and cell phones and they will be checking their office phones regularly. The business of the Conservancy will continue as we are also looking out for the welfare of our staff and promoting their safety during this difficult time.

If you have any questions about Conservancy events or closures, please contact Lexi Korczynski, Conservancy Marketing Director at 330.805.1694

Thank you for your continuous support,

Deb Yandala
Conservancy CEO