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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!

Bears in the Backyard

I’ll never forget my first encounter with a black bear in the wild. It was 1972 and I spent spring vacation hiking and camping in…

TLGV is Hiring!

The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) is seeking an Outdoor Educator/Program Coordinator. TLGV is looking for an engaging and dynamic…

New Date – May 5 – TLGV Acorn Adventure for Families: Slithery & Slimy

Join TLGV Rangers on May 5 (please note this is a change from the original date of April 28) from…

Night Sky Adventure: Astrophotography 101 at Nathan Hale Homestead

Join Lead Night Sky Ranger Geoff McLean on April 27 from 6 – 9 pm at the Nathan Hale Homestead,…

Earth Month Clean Up Along the Air Line Trail in Willimantic

Join TLGV Rangers, the town of Windham and other groups for an Earth Day cleanup on April 20 from 10…

Calling All Photographers! Show off Your Talent in TLGV’s 2025 Calendar!

The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) is searching for photos capturing the unique spirit of the National Heritage Corridor. We…

TLGV’s Board of Directors Now Accepting Nominations

TLGV’s Board of Directors is now accepting nominations to fill several vacancies on the Board. To be a board member…

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Rangers Wanted

Join the TLGV volunteer team and become a Ranger. As a Ranger you’ll help inspire others to care for, enjoy…

Keeping The Last Green Valley Clean and Green!

Show your love for The Last Green Valley by organizing an Earth Month or River Cleanup, Pollinator Planting or Invasive…

Outdoor Adventures with Ranger Bill — Enjoying West Thompson Lake

In The Last Green Valley we are fortunate to have several U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE) project areas. I…

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It was damp but a crew lead by TLGV Chief Ranger Bill Reid, Windham Mayor Tom Devivo, Jason from Project IMO and TLGV rangers cleaned up a section of Air Line Trail State Park in Windham/Willimantic. It’s one of the many cleanups happening throughout the National Heritage Corridor in April and May! Thank you to the volunteers who joined us and the many organizations who have organized cleanups yet to come utilizing TLGV’s cleanup fund. We have a few bucks left, btw. So message us if you want to organize a cleanup and we can send you more info.

It was damp but a crew lead by TLGV Chief Ranger Bill Reid, Windham Mayor Tom Devivo, Jason from Project IMO and TLGV rangers cleaned up a section of Air Line Trail State Park in Windham/Willimantic. It’s one of the many cleanups happening throughout the National Heritage Corridor in April and May! Thank you to the volunteers who joined us and the many organizations who have organized cleanups yet to come utilizing TLGV’s cleanup fund. We have a few bucks left, btw. So message us if you want to organize a cleanup and we can send you more info. ... See MoreSee Less

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There is BIG bald eagle news here in The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor! Lets start with this photo. That funky looking bird on the left side is an eagle chick. Ranger Bill observed this nest this morning and spotted it through his scope. You can see a parent toward the right side of the nest. Now, lets talk about the actual nest. Its actually on the smaller side and that is because it is NEW. This nest is in Killingly and the adults were spotted building it over the winter. Its exciting to have a new nest and at least one chick in it. AND, there is more! This new nest is actually one of five new nests Ranger Bill and his team of volunteer eagle watchers have confirmed this winter. That brings the confirmed eagle nests to 19 in The Last Green Valley. To be clear, some of the nests may have been around before, but there are a couple that seem to be new construction. In addition to the Killingly nest pictured here, the newly confirmed nests are in Mansfield, Windham, Voluntown and Thompson. 
#BaldEagle #EagleChick #AmazingBirds #Raptors #BirdsofPrey #EagleWatchers #BaldEagleNews #NationalHeritageCorridor #TheLastGreenValley #NationalHeritageAreas #nps

There is BIG bald eagle news here in The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor! Let's start with this photo. That funky looking bird on the left side is an eagle chick. Ranger Bill observed this nest this morning and spotted it through his scope. You can see a parent toward the right side of the nest. Now, let's talk about the actual nest. It's actually on the smaller side and that is because it is NEW. This nest is in Killingly and the adults were spotted building it over the winter. It's exciting to have a new nest and at least one chick in it. AND, there is more! This new nest is actually one of five new nests Ranger Bill and his team of volunteer eagle watchers have confirmed this winter. That brings the confirmed eagle nests to 19 in The Last Green Valley. To be clear, some of the nests may have been around before, but there are a couple that seem to be new construction. In addition to the Killingly nest pictured here, the newly confirmed nests are in Mansfield, Windham, Voluntown and Thompson.
#baldeagle #eaglechick #amazingbirds #raptors #birdsofprey #eaglewatchers #baldeaglenews #nationalheritagecorridor #thelastgreenvalley #nationalheritageareas #NPS
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Are there safe ways that people can see them from a distance? Are they marked to protect them in any way?

Saw this beauty in Brooklyn last night 🦅

Wow!! That's great news!! Thanks to you Ranger Bill and your Team.

Saw an adult Eagle fly over Deary Bros Mike's Stand this evening probably around 5:30 or so

Awesome!

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