Brecksville -- The National Park Service is seeking volunteers to be part of the hike, bike, ski and horse patrol group called "Trailblazers" at Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Trailblazers provide information, first aid, and bike maintenance to visitors on the multi-use Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail and over 100 miles of hiking trails in the park.

Candidates must be available for a 27-hour initial training and 40-hour annual time commitment. The training includes park orientation, assisting rangers, radio communication, and orientation sessions with experienced Trailblazers. The training requirements need to be completed between February and April 2017.

An informational meeting will be Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. at Happy Days Lodge, 500 W. Streetsboro Road, Peninsula. Registration is not required.

Volunteer applications are being accepted until Jan. 6, 2017. Apply at For more information, contact or 330-657-2296.