TLGV Awards Community Enrichment Grants

The last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) awarded almost $60,000 in grants as part of its largest funding program in more than a decade. More than 20 organizations and communities applied for the Community Enrichment Grant Program. “The diversity and far reaching impacts of all the applications was exciting to see,” said Lois Bruinooge, executive director…

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TLGV Announces Team Walktober 2019

The Last Green Valley, Inc. is pleased to announce the US Army Corps of Engineers as the 2019 Team Walktober. TLGV designates one person, or team of people, to represent the best of Walktober. The U.S. Army Corps team of Michelle Cucchi, Nicole Giles, Cathy St. Andre and Glenna Vitello exemplify the volunteer spirit that…

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Walktober Leader Packet Pickups

Walktober Leaders – pick up your t-shirts, directional signs, sign-in sheets and other information at the locations below. Sept. 12: Jacob Edwards Library, 236 Main St., Southbridge, MA., 5 – 6:30 p.m. Sept. 16: Norwich Heritage and Regional Visitors’ Center, 9 East Town Street (Norwichtown) Norwich, CT, 6 – 7 p.m. Sept. 19: Third Thursday Street Festival, Main St., Willimantic,…

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Walktober Guides Are Here!

In Southern New England, Walktober is the most wonderful time of the year. Brought to you by The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV), the 29th year of Walktober runs from Sept. 21 to Nov. 3 and offers an array of adventures, with more than 200 unique experiences and more than 300 opportunities to enjoy autumn…

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Join us for a French River Paddle Sept. 29

Join us 10:30 a.m to 1 p.m. Sept. 29 for an easy to moderate paddle in a mill pond created by a dam on the French River. The French River strolls into this pond from the north, and we will paddle upstream one mile+ and return back to our start point. Total paddle 2.5 miles…

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Join us for our Autumnal Equinox Hike Sept. 23

Celebrate the Autumnal Equinox with TLGV Chief Ranger Bill Reid with a six-mile hike 9 am to 1:30 p.m., Sept. 23 on the Nipmuck Trail and Breakneck Pond trails at Bigelow Hollow State Park and Nipmuck State Forest. Participants should bring a trail lunch to enjoy near the pond. Please note this is a physically…

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Acorn Adventure — Into the Woods on Sept. 21

Join TLGV’s Chief Ranger for an Acorn Adventure to teach the kids a bit of hiking 101! We’ll gather from 10 – 11:30 am, Sept. 21, at West Thompson Dam. Ranger Bill will show kids and their families how to pack for a day hike and always be prepared for an outdoor adventure. Then, we…

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