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What Is The Last Green Valley?

Welcome to The Last Green Valley

The Last Green Valley is green by day and dark by night. We are a National Heritage Corridor with a rich history in a surprisingly rural landscape. With 84% forest and farm, we are the last swath of dark night sky in the coastal sprawl between Boston and Washington DC.

The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) works for you in the National Heritage Corridor. Together, we can care for it, enjoy it and pass it on!

Sunrise at Old Furnace State Park as people watch.

Outdoor Adventures with Ranger Bill – Old Furnace State Park

A beautiful 2.5 mile loop hike One of my favorite locations for a quick hike is Old Furnace State Park…

Landmark Legislation to Ensure Long-Term Stability of The Last Green Valley

President Joe Biden recently signed into law the National Heritage Area Act (S. 1942), continuing overwhelming bipartisan support of the…

Tour Optical Heritage with “Clear Vision” at 2/11 TLGV Adventure

Join us in the “Eye of the Commonwealth” for an interesting private tour! TLGV Adventure: A Clear Vision with The…

Family Fun with “Every Tree for Itself” at 2/26 Acorn Adventure

Join us for a free, interesting family adventure the last Sunday of February! Acorn Adventure for Families: Every Tree for…

The Value of Forest Management Presentation 2/21

Join ECFLA and TLGV for an important, paneled conversation on woodlands conservation. Learning More About Your Woods: The Value of…

Farm Energy Workshop 2/1

Join TLGV and a variety of partners to learn more about farm energy options. CT Farm Energy Workshop 2/1/2023 @…

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We have pretty big news to share! At the very end of the last Congress the National Heritage Area Act (S. 1942) was passed and then signed into law by the President. The act ensures the National Park Service will continue working with The Last Green Valley and other national heritage areas for the next 15 years. Our region will always be a national heritage corridor. What authorization means is the ability to work with the National Park Service and receive funding from the National Park Service. In a huge bipartisan vote, far more than a majority of congress agreed that the heritage area was something worthy of supporting. Here in The Last Green Valley National Heritage Area we have been able to turn every $1 of NPS funding into $5 of benefit for the region. We can only do that with the support of our members, partners, volunteers and folks like you who support our work. The Congressional delegations of Massachusetts and Connecticut were instrumental in helping pass the National Heritage Area Act. TLGV is grateful to U.S. Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Senators Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. U.S. Representatives Jim McGovern and Richard Neal of Massachusetts and Joe Courtney of Connecticut also played critical roles in ensuring the legislation was passed.

We have pretty big news to share! At the very end of the last Congress the National Heritage Area Act (S. 1942) was passed and then signed into law by the President. The act ensures the National Park Service will continue working with The Last Green Valley and other national heritage areas for the next 15 years. Our region will always be a national heritage corridor. What authorization means is the ability to work with the National Park Service and receive funding from the National Park Service. In a huge bipartisan vote, far more than a majority of congress agreed that the heritage area was something worthy of supporting. Here in The Last Green Valley National Heritage Area we have been able to turn every $1 of NPS funding into $5 of benefit for the region. We can only do that with the support of our members, partners, volunteers and folks like you who support our work. The Congressional delegations of Massachusetts and Connecticut were instrumental in helping pass the National Heritage Area Act. TLGV is grateful to U.S. Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Senators Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. U.S. Representatives Jim McGovern and Richard Neal of Massachusetts and Joe Courtney of Connecticut also played critical roles in ensuring the legislation was passed. ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy February. While we were out looking at bald eagles all January we came upon plenty of other birds. This video of a great blue heron was taken during the mid-winter eagle survey. This is an adult heron and you can kind of see it shifting from one leg to another and standing on one of its very spindly legs. They are our largest bird here standing about 4.5 feet tall with a wing span of about 6.5 feet. They live in colonies -- known as rookeries and love wetlands -- fresh or salt will do. They, clearly, love fish, but they will eat small mammals too. ... See MoreSee Less

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