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Nesting eagles lead to closure of parts of Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Park areas near Brecksville will close until August to protect birds

Bald eagles are making a comeback in the Cuyahoga Valley.
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The National Park Service is closing parts of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park today to protect a pair of nesting bald eagles.

The park will close parts of the Pinery Narrows area near Brecksville, Ohio until July 31. The Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail will remain open.

A spokesperson for the park says it is important to keep park-goers from disturbing the birds. Eagles lay their eggs in late winter and the eggs require constant attention from their parents to survive the cold.

The eagles successfully raised two eaglets in the park last year.

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Why is any part of the Park closed? Eagles are not endangered any longer and the public should not be excluded from using their Park. Another example of the overreaching NPS excluding the public from their managed lands..... like Cape Hatteras, Yellowstone

Posted by: mike (PA) on February 7, 2014 8:02AM
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