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Join Us in June!


Supporters, subscribers, and friends of Preserve the Valley...

we want to meet you!

As our lives open up, we hope you'll join us for our June meet-and-greet events in the great outdoors! Check out the opportunities below and be sure to mark the Save the Date events on your calendar. We are at a major turning point in the Valley's history and your voice is vital to setting it on a positive course for future generations to enjoy. Keep following us to stay informed.


Walk & Talk with Preserve the Valley

Time: Wednesday, June 9 at 6:30pm

Location: Seiberling Nature Realm Parking Lot (1828 Smith Rd., AK) Looking to meet other Preserve the Valley members to share your ideas for the Valley and hear more about upcoming plans for the group? Starting in June, we will meet on the second Wednesday of each month for a series of outdoor walk & talks. Leaders from Preserve the Valley will be available to chat about where things stand currently, what plans we have moving forward, and additional ways you can get involved. Trails will be accessible for all levels, and walks will be less than an hour in length. Each month we'll meet in a new location around Akron and Cuyahoga Falls. The July 14 location will be in the Summit Lake area.


Mountain Bike Mondays

Times: June 7, 14, 21, 28 and July 12 at 6 pm. Weather-permitting.

Location: Hampton Hills Mountain Bike Area (2092 Theiss Rd., AK)

Hey, local Mountain Bikers...this one is for for you! Ride with our group and discuss current Preserve the Valley (PTV) issues and activities. Meet in Hampton Hills lower parking lot (grass). Look for the PTV sign. Ride a loop of the upper and lower trails with conversation afterward.

Master Planning SAVE THE DATES: August 17, 18, 19

There will be multiple opportunities for the public to participate in these sessions with Farr Associates which will set the course for the Merriman Valley and Schumacher area for the future. More information on locations and times will follow, but definitely hold these dates on your calendar.

In Memoriam

Preserve the Valley honors and remembers the life of Akron Ward 1 Councilman Rich Swirsky, who died on May 26. He spent a lifetime advocating for, and helping others to advocate for, our region's environmental causes. To honor Rich is to support his wish for the conservation of the Cuyahoga Valley and the protection of the Cuyahoga River. Read our tribute.


"The only way forward, if we are going to improve the quality of the environment, is to get everybody involved." -- Richard Rogers

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