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FIELD GUIDE 2013

An Illustrated Annual

Report to the Community


for CVNP

EXECUTIVE STAFF

BOARD

Deb Yandala

Lee Chilcote

Chief Executive Officer

Chair

Janice Matteucci

Gayle Agahi Dick Ainsworth Michael Byun Cynthia Flynn Capers, PhD Pat Carlson-Burnham Pam Carson Sam Chestnut Ray Dalton Carrie Dunn Thomas E. Green Mike Hardy Tina Hauptner Darcy Jeff Hyde

Chief Operating Officer

John Debo Chief Development Officer

An Illustrated Guide to A YEAR OF CONSERVANCY FOR CUYAHOGA VALLEY

The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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DIRECTORS Nora Jacobs Greg Kall Bryan Kinnamon Kathy Leavenworth Jeremy Long Chuck Mlakar Sandra Morgan John Najeway Jim Nash Rory O’Neil Ellen Perduyn Betty Rider, PhD Reggie Stover April Walton John D. Wheeler

NATIONAL PARK

A LETTER FROM THE ACTING SUPERINTENDENT

Illustrations and Design by Intern AMY BREEDON

In this year of leadership transition at Cuyahoga Valley National Park, the enthusiasm and hard work of our park volunteers, supporters and the Conservancy have made us acutely aware that we have many partners in stewarding these important resources. I thank the Conservancy, its staff and its growing membership for helping us carry out our mission to preserve and protect these lands.

Copyright MMXIV by CONSERVANCY FOR CVNP Heron photo by Rick McMeechan Cover photo by Amy Breedon PAUL STOEHR

Our new Trail Management Plan provides us with direction and guidance over the next 15 years. It will enhance


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recreational opportunities in the park, improve our trail system, and increase enjoyment and protection of our natural areas. The Conservancy’s support has given us a jumpstart on these improvements. Last year we purchased a trailer to haul tools for trail maintenance and hired a trails volunteer coordinator with funds generated by the TRAILS FOREVER Legacy Fund endowment. Our volunteers who help maintain trails and guide and educate people who use them, help make our 104 mile trail network the park’s major attraction. We look forward to continuing our partnership with the Conservancy, and we welcome its members’ visits, volunteerism, and spirited support.

Paul Stoehr Deputy Superintendent

LETTER FROM THE CEO & BOARD CHAIR The Path Ahead In September of 2013 the Board of the Conservancy formally adopted a new Strategic Plan, which will guide us as we welcome new members, build our fundraising capacity, partner with the community, and strengthen our programs and marketing. The strong participation of the community in creating the plan shows a level of support for the park that is also reflected in our growing membership:

More than 65 people contributed to our strategic planning process.

More than 450 new members joined the Conservancy this year, a 14 percent increase, which brings our total number of supporters to 3,200.

Our Strategic Plan and goals align closely with the park’s new Trail Management Plan. As we raise funds and create volunteer opportunities to maintain, protect and promote the park’s outstanding network of trails, we will work alongside park personnel to support trail expansion and improvement, as well as continue to pursue our goal of raising a $10 million trails endowment fund. Our work is possible because of your enthusiasm and involvement. The time and talent of our many volunteers, the Conservancy staff, and our Board of Directors ensure our success. We thank outgoing Board members Sue Klein, Dan Nagy, Sam DeShazior and Terry Squire for their dedication. We are grateful for our close relationship with park leadership, including Deputy Superintendent Paul Stoehr and former Superintendent Stan Austin, and the many national park staff members who collaborate with us and our community partners to ensure that our national park continues to thrive and visitors have outstanding experiences in CVNP. The Conservancy’s path ahead is marked by the passion and participation that we saw in developing the Strategic Plan. We are ready to follow that trail.

These levels of participation and the passion people have for the park forms a strong foundation for its future.

DEB YA N DA L A

LEE CHILCOT E

Deb Yandala

Lee Chilcote

Chief Executive Officer

Chair

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for PRESERVING

A record-breaking 585 individuals participated in the five Days of Service in 2013: Earth Day, RiverDay, National Trails Day, National Public Lands Day, and Make a Difference Day. Days of Service are attracting growing numbers of scouts, college students, corporate groups, and young professionals, as well as families. “It is a good opportunity for us to bring all kinds of people together,” said Lisa Meranti, Director of Volunteer Services for the Conservancy. Volunteers planted more than 1,230 native trees and shrubs and 1,300 native wildflowers. Volunteers removed 105 tires and disposed of nine pick-up truckloads of trash, recycling, and scrap metal. Photo by Amy Breedon

PL A N T I NG T R EES ON E A RT H DAY Elena Stachew first learned about Cuyahoga Valley National Park when she was a sophomore at Case Western Reserve University, where she majored in polymer science and engineering. A member of Case’s Student Sustainability Council, she saw an advertisement for CVNP’s Alternative Spring Break for college students. In March 2011, she came to the first “break,” spending a weekend rebuilding steps on a trail, preparing a garden for native plants, and hiking. Since then, Elena, who graduated last May, has returned to the park repeatedly, not just for spring breaks, but also to volunteer for Days of Service. She is

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(Days of Service) is a good opportunity for us to bring all kinds of people together.

F IG 1. ELENA STACHEW, volunteer now based in Michigan, as a technical services engineer for Fairmount Minerals, and she travels for work 85 percent of the time. Still, she returns to Cuyahoga Valley National Park to volunteer, bringing friends with her. “I try to plan as much work as I can in Cleveland!” she said. She has restored trails on National Trails Day and removed invasive species on

National Public Lands Day. Where she used to see mostly families on National Public Lands Day, last September she saw mostly college students volunteering. “Once they know it’s here, they come back,” she said. Elena remembers well her first spring break at the park, when she worked together with 40 or so other students from the area and upper New York state. At the time, coming

to the park provided relief from the academic stresses of her challenging major. Volunteering in the park still provides her with the opportunity to enjoy spectacular scenery, be outdoors, and work with others to steward the land she has come to love.


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f o r E D U C ATI N G

SLEDDI NG AT V IRGI NI A KEN DA LL HILLS

Mentors employed by the four schools participate in the summer program too, giving them a chance to gain the trust of their students. Graduates of the summer program return to the park in fall, winter, and spring. Students returning to the park in winter experience sledding, some for the first time. Last summer, 47 students participated, up from 42 in 2011 (its first year), and 40 in 2012. Over three years, 129 students have participated. Four returning sophomores were hired as program aides to help mentor their younger peers and to gain important life skills. Photo courtesy of NPS

Ranger Heather Berenson spends her summers in the park introducing adolescents to a nearby environment that some have never seen – the Cuyahoga Valley. Berenson, an Educational Technician based at the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center (CVEEC), teaches at-risk Akron Public School eighth graders a hands-on interactive curriculum about storm water management and stream pollution. Students identified as being at high risk for dropping out of high school come to the park’s two-week Environmental Education Academy to learn about the environment, the scientific

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Some of the girls I thought would never come back did. The difference in attitude, the difference in maturity, is just unbelievable. F IG 2 . RANGER HEATHER BERENSON, NPS Educational Technician method, team building and perhaps most important, how to trust a teacher and mentor. For many, this is their first time experiencing hiking in the woods and wading through a stream. This year marked the program’s third cycle, and a second level has been added to the program to allow students a chance to come back for another summer. “Some of the girls I

thought would never come back did,” said Berenson. “The difference in attitude, the difference in maturity, is just unbelievable.” One girl wrote on her evaluation form that the two-week program wasn’t long enough. She wanted to stay three or four weeks. Follow-ups have shown that the 40 or so students who participate each summer are more likely to continue to

the 10th grade. The students who successfully complete the program can earn a halfcredit in science, giving them a head start in high school. “It’s amazing how powerful the program is,” said Berenson.


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T R A IL MI X PENI NSUL A — PENI NSUL A , OH

Since the opening of the store in October 2013, Trail Mix Peninsula has sold more than 16,000 ice cream treats and snacks to more than 14,000 customers.

In 2013, 32 volunteers donated more than 590 hours at Trail Mix Peninsula. Photo by Amy Breedon

Eve Brown has volunteered at the Trail Mix Peninsula store since it opened in October 2012 as the Conservancy’s second retail store in the park. Her job is not in sales, however. Eve, a longtime park volunteer and former Trailblazer, is there to promote the national park and the Conservancy. “I greet people, and ask if they have questions about the park,” she said. And they do: Where is a good trail for an hour’s hike? Where are the waterfalls in the park? What are the Ledges? Eve tells visitors about the history of the park, the Towpath, and the Ohio & Erie Canal. She relates the story about how civic leaders and citizens joined John

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The store exposes them to the park. It gives me a real sense of satisfaction to be educating people about it.

F IG 3 . EVE BROWN, volunteer Seiberling’s battle to create a national park and preserve the valley nestled in the corridor between two urban centers, Cleveland and Akron. “A lot of people are interested in the uniqueness of the park,” she said. While many come to the store to buy ice cream, CVNP gifts and apparel and kids books and toys, they are also shopping for information. “The store exposes them

to the park,” said Eve. “It gives me a real sense of satisfaction to be educating people about it.” It also offers her an opportunity to recruit members for the Conservancy. “I find so many people are unaware of the Conservancy, but are excited to learn about our mission and how they can support it by becoming a member.” Although she and her

husband raised a family in western Ohio, they moved to a condominium in Akron when their children were grown so that they could be close to the Cuyahoga Valley, where they were spending most of their weekends. Her work in the store reflects her passion for the park. “I don’t take the national park for granted,” Eve exclaimed.


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for PROTECTING

Volunteers completed more than 240 trail and grounds maintenance projects in 2013. The Trails Volunteer Coordinator (seasonal ranger) worked with more than 400 volunteers who donated more than 5,000 hours to maintain trails. Volunteers helped to clean ditches, drains and culverts along trails. They spread and compacted trail mix to improve wet areas. Volunteers renovated and filled steps, installed retaining walls along steps, trimmed back vegetation, repaired edging, painted more than 220 bollards and installed drainage swales. Trail volunteers included scouts, corporate groups, youth organizations, schools and clubs, and volunteers attracted to the work of the the Medina Horseman’s Council, Adopt-A-Trail and Cuyahoga Valley Trails Council. All were helped by the volunteer coordination made possible by TRAILS FOREVER. Photo by Amy Breedon

T R A IL SW EEP AT BOSTON RU N T R A IL Tom Fritsch traces his interest in the Cuyahoga Valley back to the early 1970s. Then a geography major at the University of Akron, he was intrigued by the proposal for a national park in the valley. As momentum for the project grew, he joined the Cuyahoga Valley Association, the predecessor of the Conservancy. “Since I supported the establishment of a national park, it was only natural to become involved after it was established,” he said. He has hiked, explored, and volunteered in the park ever since. “It is like having a child and continuing to nurture it,” he said of his long-time service. Today, Tom, who retired three years ago, is still on the

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The funds provided by the (TRAILS FOREVER) Legacy Fund … were invaluable to the trail maintenance program. F IG 4 . TOM FRITSCH, volunteer board of the Cuyahoga Valley Trails Council, which he helped establish. “I’m inspired to give back to the trails because I enjoy hiking,” he said. If Tom has a dream for the park, it is to ensure adequate funding for trail maintenance – materials, staffing, and equipment. That dream will be realized in the growing TRAILS FOREVER Legacy Fund, an endowment solely benefiting CVNP trails.

This year the Legacy Fund made it possible for the park to hire a Trails Volunteer Coordinator who helped organize the work of invaluable trail volunteers such as Tom. The Trails Volunteer Coordinator served as a liaison between the volunteers and the National Park Service, providing tools and equipment, working on clean-ups, handling administrative details and attending

trail volunteer meetings. “The funds provided by the Legacy Fund, supporting the Trails Volunteer Coordinator for six months this year, were invaluable to the trail maintenance program,” said Bill Zimmer, Grounds and Trails Supervisor for the park.


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H I G H L I G H T S o f 2 013

$14 6K IN S C HOL A R S HIP S

15 ,180 G UE S T S

9, 2 00 P E OP L E

benefited youths attending the residential All the Rivers Run program, summer camps, day programs, or Junior Ranger activities, in CVNP.

attended weddings at Happy Days Lodge or the Hines Hill Center, facilities operated by the Conservancy.

came to cultural programs in the valley, such as the Heritage Series concerts, Music in the Meadow concerts, Lyceums and Cuyahoga Valley Photographic Society events.

60,000 PARK VISITORS

The highlights of the past year tell the story of the Conservancy’s role in protecting, preserving and promoting Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Partnering with the National Park Service and our sister organizations, the Conservancy helped make CVNP a top-ten national park destination.

F IG 5 . HEARTBEAT AFRIKA, drum group HEARTBEAT Africa took the stage at 2013’s Music in the Meadow. Part of the Conservancy’s cultural arts program, Music in the Meadow concerts are free and held at Howe Meadow every summer. P h o to b y N P S/ D . J. R e i s e r

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came to Trail Mix stores in Peninsula and Boston for handcrafted jewelry, art, CVNP-branded gifts and apparel, books, and toys or to enjoy a café sandwich, bakery item and ice cream.

10,7 90 E MP L OY E E S from corporations and organizations held business meetings in CVNP through the Conservancy’s Extraordinary Spaces facility rental program.

8,600 CHILDREN & A DULT S from 136 schools and community groups came to programs operated by the CVEEC, a partnership of the Conservancy and the National Park Service.


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F IG 7. MOLLY & TOM, newlyweds Molly and Tom Bullock held their wedding reception at Happy Days Lodge. P h o to g r a p h y b y K a l y n M a n n P h o to g r a p h y

F IG 6 . ALL THE RIVERS RUN, CVEEC residential program Students from Brady Middle School attended All the Rivers Run residential program at the CVEEC in October 2012 for an academic program that complements their school’s curriculum while learning to value and enjoy the natural world.

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worked in the park this year, up more than 400 from 2012. They volunteered for a total of 209,000 hours, an increase of nearly 7,000 hours from 2012.

were hosted overnight by the Conservancy at the Stanford House.

of invasive plants were removed or treated by volunteers in CVNP.

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1 TR AILS FORE VER TR AILER

experienced the beauty and challenge of CVNP trails while completing five Conservancysponsored races.

was purchased with Trails Forever Legacy Fund distribution to be a “mobile tool shed” outfitted with all the equipment necessary to tackle any volunteer project on the trails.

3 ,186 YOU T H S from 45 schools learned about the Cuyahoga Valley watershed by attending All the Rivers Run residential program.

B u t te r f l y p h o to b y R i c k M c M e e c h a n

F IG 8. TIGER SWALLOWTAIL, butterf ly 352 students from Columbus came to the park for a day program and to complete a service learning project – the installation of a new butterfly garden at the CVEEC. Female tiger swallowtails can be yellow or black, meaning they are dimorphic (occuring in two distinct forms). Yellow females can be identified by the blue spots on their wings.

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FINANCIALS

HIGHLIGHTS

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FISCAL YEAR 2013

The Conservancy continued its solid record of financial performance this past year, moving from $3.0 to $3.3 million in total revenues FY 12 to FY 13, an increase of 11%.

A $172,000 net increase in growth of the Conservancy’s TRAILS FOREVER Legacy Fund was achieved in FY 13. Total fund balance at FY 13 end is $525,000 in cash and $380,000 in known planned gift commitments.

Highlights of growth are:

Operating expenses of the Conservancy exceeded Unrestricted Operating Revenues for FY13, reflecting long term investments in organizational capacity. The operating deficit was $117,000 or 4% of the Conservancy’s annual $3.1 million Unrestricted Operating Revenues.

A 24% or $80,000 increase in membership revenue

A 56% or $109,000 increase in Trail Mix stores revenue, due in large part to the opening of Trail Mix Peninsula in October, 2012 and continued growth at Trail Mix Boston

A 19% or $52,000 increase in revenue achieved in the Extraordinary Spaces facility rental program

The Conservancy embarked on a successful capital campaign for Trail Mix Boston, raising $55,000 in FY 13 for architectural and accessibility improvements to the property.

Photo by Ed Toerek

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The Conservancy strives to keep administrative and fundraising expenses as low as possible, and to expend our valuable financial resources by supporting the national park with funding and delivery of high quality programs and services that benefit national park users. Our completed audited financial statement for FY 13 ending August 31, 2013 may be found on our website at www.conservancyforcvnp.org.


FINANCIALS

DONATIONS (47%) Individuals ....................................................... $801,080 Foundations ..................................................... $541,011 Corporations ................................................... $201,658

FINANCIAL REPORT, 9/1/2012 – 8/31/2013 6%

20%

17%

9%

OTHER (11%)

9%

NPS Program Support .................................... $304,025 Investment .......................................................... $75,375

11%

EARNED INCOME (42%) CVEEC (Net of $157,546 Scholarships) ......... $649,111 Extraordinary Spaces ................................... $320,365 Retail .............................................................. $301,889 Other Program Revenue ................................ $110,465

10% 9% 71%

3%

TOTAL REVENUE ................................... $3,304,979* * TOTAL REVENUE includes unrestricted, temporarily restricted and permanently restricted funds.

9% 2%

24%

Programming .............................................. $2,272,350 Special Events ................................................ $301,168 Administration ................................................ $293,307 Fundraising .................................................... $338,228

F IG 10. EXPENSE, for fiscal year 2013

F IG 9. REVENUE, for fiscal year 2013

TOTAL EXPENSE ................................... $3,205,053

F IG 11. TOTAL REVENUE & EXPENSE, 2002-2013 Revenue

Expenses

$4,000,000 $3,000,000 $2,000,000 $1,000,000

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2010

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for OUR DONORS

THANK YOU

LIFETIME $100,000+

Through the generosity of the individuals, organizations, corporations and foundations listed on the following pages, the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park is able to provide the many and varied programs, projects and services highlighted in this report.

Richard & Joan Ainsworth Tuni & Lee Chilcote Marie & Chuck Grossman George & Sue Klein Morton & Iris November EAGLE SOCIETY $5,000+

LEGACY SOCIETY We thank the following individuals who have remembered the Conservancy through a bequest or other planned gift:

Anonymous Stanley & Hope Adelstein Richard & Joan Ainsworth Mary Bevan John & Nicky Bloodworth David & Sheila Bly Robert Briggs Jim & Eve Brown William & Mary Ellen Carroll Pamela A. Carson Joe & Lisa Cellura John & Cyndee Debo Gerry & Ann Findlan Mike & Marti Hardy Janet & Richard Jankura Henri Pell Junod, Jr. David Kopkas Mimi Jackson Lewellen Morton & Iris November

Ann Marie Rowlett Ken Sabol Kathleen T. Schlemmer Joan Tomkins & William Busta Marc & Sylvia Trundle Thomas & Diane Tyrrell Robert & Marti Vagi Steve & Connie Wait Dick & Jane Whitehead Deb Yandala & Sherman Bishop

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Anonymous The Abington Foundation Stanley I. & Hope S. Adelstein Fund Richard & Joan Ainsworth Akron Children’s Hospital Akron Community Foundation The Andrews Foundation Appalachian Outfitters Howard Atwood Family Fund of the Akron Community Foundation Melinda Badovick Joseph & Michelle Blanda Blossom Music Center Bokom Foundation The Brown & Kunze Foundation Cargill Inc. Cascade Auto Group Lee & Tuni Chilcote The Katherine & Lee Chilcote Foundation Cleveland Clinic Cohen & Company Columbia Sportswear Company The Community Foundation of Lorain County Chris & Sara Connor

Teresa & Mark Davey Davey Tree DDR Corp John & Cyndee Debo Dominion Foundation Fairmount Minerals FirstEnergy Corporation Forest City Enterprises ForTec Medical The GAR Foundation Thomas Green & Manju Gupta Marie & Chuck Grossman Elizabeth & Mark Hamlin Harley-Davidson Foundation Sandra Haslinger Sandra L. & Dennis B. Haslinger Family Foundation Heidelberg Distributing Company Elizabeth Juliano Henri Pell Junod, Jr. Kastner Westman & Wilkins, LLC KeyBank KeyBank Foundation Jim Nash & Joanne Kim Doug & Noreen Powers George & Sue Klein Diana L. Kunze & Buzz Brown Kurtz Bros., Inc. The Jean Thomas Lambert Foundation Joseph & Cheryl Levanduski Litigation Management, Inc. Littler Mendelson, P.C. The Lubrizol Corporation Thom & Lisa Mandel

Marcus Thomas LLC Martha Holden Jennings Foundation Elizabeth Ring Mather & William Gwinn Mather Fund Chuck & Kay Mlakar Dan & Marge Moore Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation National Fish & Wildlife Foundation National Park Foundation Nordson Corporation Foundation Northeast Ohio Medical University Morton & Iris November Ohio & Erie Canalway Rory & Dedee O’Neil O’Neill Foundation Parker Hannifin Foundation Michelle Primm The Reinberger Foundation The Fred E. Scholl Charitable Foundation The Sherwin-Williams Company Debra Simmons The Sisler McFawn Foundation The Kelvin & Eleanor Smith Foundation The J.M. Smucker Company Terry & Dianne Squire Bill & Trish Steere Summa Health System Swagelok Manufacturing Company Thompson Hine LLP

Time Warner Cable United Airlines Foundation The University of Akron Western Reserve Racing John & Margie Wheeler GREAT BLUE HERON $2,500-4,999 Anonymous Akron Garden Club Akron General Health System Audio-Technica U.S., Inc Peter & Heidi Augustin Rollie & Mary Bauer Buckingham Doolittle & Burroughs Bill & Nancy Byrd Pamela A. Carson John & Bonnie Childs Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Cuyahoga Valley Trails Council Greg & Lori Kall Ray & Jan Dalton Dalton Family Foundation Darden Restaurants, Inc. Ruth Swetland Eppig ERM Group Foundation, Inc. Ernst & Young LLP Firstmerit Bank / Akron Rita Frantz Gillmore Security GOJO Industries Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Sean & Jacquie Grindall

Mike & Marti Hardy Kathy Leavenworth Riley & Barbara Lochridge The Lubrizol Foundation Keith & Marcia Marsteller Stephen & Sonja Metzler Stephen Morris & Amanda Ford Morris Oswald Companies John Papp John & Ellen Perduyn PPG Industries Foundation Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP Laura & Dave Pulliam Liz Remmel Betty Rider & Mike Sherman Charles E. & Mabel M. Ritchie Memorial Foundation RPM International Inc. The Sears-Swetland Family Foundation David & Pam Semanik Mike & Margie Smith Sandy & Richey Smith Tom & Sue Strauss Thomas & Diane Tyrrell Mary Jo Veverka Veverka Family Foundation Steve & Connie Wait Jerry Welty The Welty Family Foundation Deb Yandala & Sherman Bishop Sylvia & John Yankey


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LEFT: The Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail. Photo by Rod Flauhaus RIGHT: Noreen & Doug Powers.

$1,000-2,499 Anonymous Richard B. & Mary P. Ainsworth Fund Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc. Agnes Armstrong The Banks-Baldwin Foundation Mary Bohn Christopher & Vicki Boshkos Amy & Brad Bowers Brecksville Broadview Heights Preschool Mothers Club Ann & Robert Briechle Robert Briggs Arthur Brooks Jim & Eve Brown Kim Fesler Bruns Fran Buchholzer Candace Campbell-Jackson & Mark Jackson Pat Carlson-Burnham & Ross Burham CBIZ, Inc. Joe & Lisa Cellura John & Mary Kay Chlebina Henry V. & Frances W. Christenson Foundation Citizens Bank Classic Chevrolet Cleveland Hiking Club The George W. Codrington Charitable Foundation ComDoc, Inc. Deborah Cook Doug & Karen Cooper William & Deborah Currin

Deloitte Jack & Jill Diamond Carrie Dunn Gene & Marion Faubel Cynthia Flynn Capers Guy & Catherine Gadomski Fred & Holly Glock Bill Grady Mary Jane Hartwell Ross & Viki Henschen Pat & Pitter Holland Ben Hrouda Hudson Garden Club Illinois Tool Works Foundation Nora Jacobs & George Snider Janine Janosky James & Marilyn Jaroszewski Glen Jenkins Bryan & Susan Kinnamon Cynthia Knight Bill & Julie Kodatsky Michael & Jan Kosmyna Steve & Cathy Leuenberger Philip & Pat LiBassi Dr. Larry & Mary Lohman Lorain County Community College Foundation Diana Lueptow Conrad & Peg Mamajek Janice Matteucci & Parnell Tillotson McDonald Hopkins LLC Rick McMeechan McMeechan Construction Edward & Lynn Metzger

Jeff & Cindy Miller A. Malachi & Barbara Mixon Diane Moffett & Linda Malicki Dan & Carolyn Nagy National Environmental Education Foundation James & Ann Negrelli William & Jancie Newhouse Sean & Nancy O’Connor Old Trail School Old Trail School Middle School Student Council OMNOVA Solutions Foundation Gary Papes & Patricia Rastetter Papes Tim & Karen Parsons James & Kate Petras Poitinger, Redmond, Lyons, Kura, Walker & Co. Portage Trail Sierra Club Dana Pulk Dickinson Roger & Judy Read Tim & Mindy Remington Daniel & Anne Rudolph Michael Russell Juerg & Katherine Schmid Mary Jane & John Schremp John & Barbara Schubert The Shaker Lakes Garden Club Sprint Gary Stonum & Marilyn Shea-Stonum Patrick & Shirley Tchou John & Verna Vander Kooi Dave & Jan Walkowiak

Gerry Weimann W.I.S.H. Family Dick & Jane Whitehead Whole Foods Market $500 - 999 Anonymous Steve Abdenour Lisa Alexander Curt & Susan Andersson Arlington Camera Club Ab & Betty Augustus Stan Austin David & Donna Axson Bank of America Doug & Lu Bannerman Cornelia Bergmann Patrick Blakeslee Elizabeth Bonness & Ronald Sokol Tom Bouton Ann & David Brennan Siegfried & Heidi Buerling William Busta & Joan Tomkins Karen Carr Mike & Barb Cassell Catherine Ciha & John Despins Charles Cook Larry & Barbara Cuy John Dellagnese Thomas & Mary Ann Deveny Ronald & Nancy Dinger Wayne & Gail Douglas Art & Shirley Duffy Jon & Cindy Elsasser

Gerry & Ann Findlan FirstEnergy Foundation Ed Folts & Judy Knuth Folts Mary & Anthony Foti William Frost Margaret Bohn-Galas & David Galas The Garden Club of Cleveland Paul Gallmeier & Evalyn Greene Nicholas & Ruth George Mr. H. Leigh Gerstenberger & Mrs. Mary C. Gerstenberger Patricia L. Graves The Patricia & J. Harvey Graves Family Foundation Bruce & Erica Greer Steve Guba Katrina Haas Clark Harvey & Holly Selvaggi Beverly Haws Dan & Joan Holmes John & Mary Holmes Bonnie Horovitz Huntington National Bank Tom & Sue Hutchinson Brinton & Julie Hyde IBM Corporation Dale & Pamela Inkley Genevieve Jordan Dawn & Alexander Joseph Justin King Mary Anne Klasen David Kopkas David Krause & Eva Spice Sue Kruder Gerry & Peg Kuechle

Michael & Ann Lew Mimi Jackson Lewellen & Dick Lewellen Roger & Sue L’Hommedieu L’Oreal Brian McCafferty Jennifer McMahon & Toby Oster Medina County Ohio Horseman’s Council W. Paul Mills & Thora J. Mills Memorial Foundation Laura R. & Lucian Q. Moffitt Foundation Katherine Moore David & Inez Myers Foundation John & Anne Marie Najeway David Nash Dan & Lori Nelson Louis & Stefanie Nerone Michael & Marcia Neundorfer Mark Ohlinger John & Carolyn Olive Janet Palcko John & Cindy Petures Kristi Pielstick Dave & Sue Puffer Vicki Resnick & Bob Faber Nancy & Clay Rhinehart Donald & Karen Rohde John & Joanne Rohrer Stacey & Mark Rusher Laura Rusick Emily Rutherford Paul Secunde Bill & Karen Silver

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Paul Smith Jerry & Heidi Spangler Kevin & Erinn Stark Patti & Richard Starr Reginald Stover Nelson Talbott David Telfer & Ilona Chambre-Telfer Jay & Linda Telzrow The Timkin Fund Greg & Gwen Tomasko Ed & Libby Upton Charles Varro David & Jennie Vasarhelyi James Virost Gregory Warren Dickson & Ann Whitney Chris & Joe Williams Patti Williams Dale Woodling Barbara Wulff Dina Zarastian Kathryn Zbinden

$250 - 499 Anonymous Dave & Christa Jo Abood John Adams Jeff & Melanie Andrew Jim & Sandy Arbour ArcelorMittal Judi Arnold - Sims Around the Corner


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Ron Ashley AT&T Foundation Scott & Nancy Awender Nancy & Todd Axlund Thomas Baechle Mark & Cathy Jo Baer Al & Debbie Barber Luke Baum Jan Beeman & Paul Burstadt John & Nicky Bloodworth Ron Bower Christopher Brandt & Beth Sersig Adam & Vikki Briggs Deborah Brindza Jack & Mebby Brown Michael & Deborah Busta Natalee & Aaron Caipen Michelle Capdeville Jim & Marcia Carsten David Carver Patricia & Richard Cassidy Diane & Paul Chalfant Abbigail & Matthew Chandler Dwight & Ann Chasar Edith Chase Sam & Jen Chestnut Steve & Katie Churchin John & Barbara Cochran Stephen & Barbara Coles Martha Connell William & Mary Conway Dale & Chris Cooper Laurie & Tom Coyle Norm & Bonnie Crocker David & Robyn Cutler

Margit Daley Robin Davenport Phyllis DeMark Dave & April Deming Michael Duff & Susan Black Chuck & Candy Dylag Robert & Ginny Eckardt Phillip & Jane Eckert Ernie & Bonnie Estep Martha Everhart Kenneth Hall & Kelly Falcone-Hall Pamela Finley Robert & Rebecca Fischer John & Dawn Fitzgerald Nancy & Mike Fortney Bard Fulton Michael & Diana Gabet The GE Foundation The Gerard - Durudogan Family Pamela & Mark Goldfarb Kerry Good & Pamela Chinnici-Good Brian & Margaret Gothot Grainger Matching Charitable Gifts Program Judy & Andrew Green Todd & Barbara Greene Janet Gremba Jody Griech Craig Griffin & Marie Morgan Martin & Ann Gulbransen Henry & Komal Gulich Greg Hadgis Dennis Hamm Don Hanigan

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Dennis & Lou Ann Hanink Tina Hauptner Darcy Tom & Jeannette Hejduk Bill & Lela Henry Duane & Pat Hills Judy & Richard Hirschman David & Kathy House Jeff & Suzanne Hyde Betty Indriolo Innogive Foundation Jay Industrial Sales Co., LLC John & Donna Jenkins John & Erin Jesser Melissa Johnson & Robert Kazar David Juchnik & Germaine Polensek Holly & Stanley Kaskey Ivan & Carmen Kassovic Kenneth & Kathy Katona Winnie Kennedy Don & Gail Klise Thomas Kloetzly & Carol Rollins-Kloetzly Frank & Pamela Kokomoor Chuck & Judy Kraus Leonard Krysinski Jennifer & Ed Kuchar Judith Lahoski Hal & Barbara Leitch Walt Lemonovich & Tanya Cady Nat & Liz Leonard John Lihwa Fred Luckay John & Kelly Marek Jim & Ros Mather

Maynard Family Foundation Earlene McGonegal John & Susan McKenzie Dave & Cathy Mekker Bruce & Gael Mericle Jeff & Lauren Meyers Michael Michalak Della & Phillip Michalos Gary & Christine Mikitin Mike Miller Scot & Elise Miller Phillip & Katie Molnar Morgan Stanley Larry & Sophia Morton Paul Moser Karen Murray Randall & Christine Myeroff Travis & Mink Neely Steele & Christine Nowlin Linda Ocepek Kathleen O’Neill & Michael O’Connor John & Nadine Otterman Brooke Peppard Amy & Brian Perusek Steve & Karen Petro Josie & Jonathan Platt Cynthia Polzin Jean Preston Elaine Price & Gordon Landefeld Progressive Insurance Foundation Delores & John Quinn Steven & Julia Radwany John Ramey Gregg & Christine Rasor

Ellie Reagan Helen Reed Ralph & Mary Regula Jason & Angie Ridgel Christopher Rizzo Justin & Jane Rogers Diane Roman Fusco George & Eileen Rooney Arrye Rosser & John Fitzpatrick Scott Roulston David Sagerser & Christine Krol Ron & Kathy Schieber Kathy Schlemmer Jim & Kathleen Schmidt Lara Schmidt & Brett Baker Richard & Dina Schoonmaker Stephen & Kathryn Schultz Lynn Shaw Daniel & Therese Sheffer Alice Sherman John & Debra Sideras Jeana & Nathan Singleton Robert Sisson Brian Steere Paul & Kristin Stoehr Angela Strach-Gotthardt Tim Strope Walt & Sharon Strotz Hillary Sullivan Mike & Katie Swartz Bert Szabo Richard Taylor Charles & Corrine Tennent Jed & Jen Thomas Richard Tozer

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While space limits our ability to list all donors’ names, we are grateful for the support that each of you provides, no matter the size or type of your gift. It is because of your support that the Conservancy continues to flourish. Giving levels are representative of donors’ total contributions at $100 and above made between September 1, 2012 and August 31, 2013. Gifts from family foundations and donor-advised funds are reflected in individual donor contribution levels. The Conservancy has made diligent efforts to ensure accuracy in listing all donors at $100 and above levels. Donor names are listed in accordance with the preferred publication name provided by the donor. Should you wish to change the way in which your name is listed in future publications or have any other corrections, please contact the Conservancy Development Office at 330.657.2909.

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F IG 12 . HONEYCOMBING, Ritchie Ledges Administrative Office 1403 West Hines Hill Road Peninsula, Ohio 44264 conservancyforcvnp.org

Honeycombing features are formed as groundwater moves through the rock, dissolving the iron cement, and then depositing the iron, forming hard areas within the sandstone that are resistant to erosion. The rock around this iron enriched sandstone is then eroded away, leaving the harder, more resistant sections. The rock formation at the Ritchie Ledges is the Pennsylvanian Aged Sharon Conglomerate, formed approximately 310 million years ago.

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