Sunday, July 29, 2012
Catch up on the local news this week.
Did you miss a story or two this week? Don’t worry—you can catch up quickly by checking out the summaries below. Our Readers’ Choice contest kicked off again this week. You have until Aug. 17 to vote for your favorite local businesses!
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The formerly closed areas in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park are now open.
Earlier this year, a pair of bald eagles made their home near the Station Road Bridge Trailhead in Brecksville, and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park put restrictions on nearby areas to protect their nest from visitors. The park reports in a press release that the eagles successfully hatched and raised one eaglet. The eaglet has now fledged, which means it can fly, and the restrictions have been lifted. The railroad tracks and the right of way near the trail are now open, and the Cuyahoga River from the Brecksville Dam to the Fitzwater Road Bridge is open to water activities, like boating and fishing, according to the release. Those areas had been closed to the public while the eagles were raising the eaglet. The Cleveland Metroparks …
Friday, May 11, 2012
It's time to submit snapshots you’ve captured of the birds, nested along the Cuyahoga Valley National Park reservation in Brecksville.
It’s on. Patch’s 2012 bald eagle photo hunt has arrived, and we’re asking readers to submit snapshots they’ve captured of the patriotic birds, nested just off the Cuyahoga Valley National Park reservation in Brecksville. Bonus points will go to photogs who can capture the eaglet that hatched last month. The competition starts today. Readers have until next Sunday, May 20 to post his or her awesome photos. Posting is easy. Just hit that rectangular upload button above. Be sure to include your name in the caption box when posting, so we know who you are. The winning photo will be featured on Tuesday, May 22 on participating Patch sites, which include: Brecksville, Cuyahoga Falls, Fairlawn-Bath and Twinsburg. The victor’s pic will also be …
Monday, April 23, 2012
The Cleveland Metroparks shared some photos of the bald eagles in their nest on its Facebook page.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
The park has some restrictions in place through July to protect the area the eagles typically nest in.
The Cuyahoga Valley National Park is asking hikers to respect some of the park’s other visitors this winter: the bald eagles that staff suspect have settled into a nest near the Station Road Bridge Trailhead in Brecksville. According to the park’s website, bald eagles have been building a nest in the Pinery Narrows area since 2006. Prior to that year, bald eagles hadn’t built a nest in Cuyahoga County—at least one that was spotted and recorded—in more than 70 years. The area surrounding the nest will be under restrictions until July, according to the website. That means that the railroad tracks and the immediately surrounding area are off-limits for pedestrians from the Route 82 bridge to Fitzwater Road. The Cuyahoga River from the …