Explore The Last Green Valley – Photo Contest Winners Announced

The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) announces the 13 winners of this year’s Calendar Photo Contest.  The winning images were chosen from more than 80 entries by a committee and were selected based on their composition, subject matter and ability to capture the unique spirit of The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor. The photos will be highlighted on the cover and monthly calendar pages of the “2018 – Explore The Last Green Valley Calendar.”

Building Beaver By Karen DiBonaventure.

The coveted 2018 cover shot, “Building Beaver,” was taken in Pomfret, CT by Karyn DiBonaventura of Pomfret Center, CT.

January features “Spotted Beauty,” captured by Julia Roemer of Pomfret Center.  Eleanor Linkkila of Hampton, CT, was the winner for February with “Respite from the Storm,” photographed in Hampton.

“Early Ferns, Edwin Way Teale Memorial Sanctuary,” was photographed at the Hampton sanctuary by Richard Telford of Pomfret Center, and is the winner for March.  April features “Sunset at the Dam” by Ken Carpenter of Danielson, CT, which was taken from West Thompson Lake Boat Ramp, in Thompson, CT.  Robert Johnson of Eastford, CT photographed “Up Up and Away” at the baseball field in Eastford for May’s winning shot.

“Iridescence” was taken by Sarah Hamby of Brooklyn, CT for the June photo. “Sunflower” by Halina Glowacka of Killingly, CT was chosen for the July calendar page. Robin Ungeheuer of Putnam, CT won the August calendar page with her shot of “American Kestrel,” which was taken in Eastford.

Amy Ranta of Danielson, photographed  “Gazillion Gourds” in Pomfret won the September calendar page.  Marcy Lambiras of Putnam captured “Autumn Colors Along the Putnam River Trail” in Putnam for October’s winning image.  November’s photo, “Bye Local” was taken in Brooklyn by Karin Genard of Uncasville, CT.  December is graced by “Winters Quiet” by Robin Ungeheuer of Putnam.

The “2018 – Explore The Last Green Valley Calendar” is filled with interesting tidbits about the natural and cultural history of the National Heritage Corridor.  The calendar is on sale now for $15.  Please call the TLGV Office at 860-774-3300 to order a copy. All proceeds support The Last Green Valley’s programs to protect our natural and historic resources. TLGV is a 501-c3 non-profit.

The Last Green Valley is a National Heritage Corridor – the last stretch of dark night sky in the coastal sprawl between Boston and Washington, D.C.  A dynamic nonprofit organization, TLGV works for you in the National Heritage Corridor.  We help you to care for it, enjoy, and pass it on!