“History, I like to think, is a larger way of looking at life. It is a source of strength, of inspiration. It is about who we are and what we stand for and is essential to our understanding of what our own role should be in our time. History, as can’t be said too often,…

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“All of nature is a going concern. The business of spring is a prospering. I stand for a long time beside the swamp stream in a fairyland setting of low-lying mist glowing and tinted with the pink of the sunrise. Here is beauty, here is calm.” — Edwin Way Teale, “Circle of The Seasons,” April 21,…

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Get unplugged and explore Griswold with us! Hopeville Pond Nehantic Trail Loop Hike April 24, 10 am Hopeville Pond State Park, Griswold, CT Join Chief Ranger Bill Reid for a fun 2-mile loop hike from Hopeville Pond State Park to the Blue Blazed Nehantic Trail and back. Along the way we’ll talk about the flora…

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Grab the family and Spring Outdoors with us this weekend! Acorn Adventure: Letterboxing 101 April 10, 1 pm Camp Laurel, Lebanon, CT Do you like to search for treasure? Letterboxing is a family-friendly hobby that gets you outside to follow the clues and find the treasure, a hand-carved stamp that you can add to your…

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Enjoy an early morning hike in scenic Scotland. Little River Loop Hike April 17, 9 am Rain date: 5/1, 9 am Pudding Hill Road, Scotland, CT Join us on a peaceful hike down and back to the Little River, with a trip to a pristine overlook and old carriage road in-between. A 3-mile hike with…

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The Last Green Valley, Inc. is seeking board members who love living or working in The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor. If you believe the region is extraordinary for its combination of open spaces, working farms, history and culture and want to learn more, please email TLGV Executive Director Lois Bruinooge at Lois@tlgv.org  

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The Last Green Valley, Inc. and the MassConn Sustainable Forest Partnership/Opacum Land Trust are pleased to announce a new application round for Massachusetts landowners in the Southern New England Heritage Forest (SNEHF) to conserve their woodlands. This program is part of an unprecedented three-state effort made possible through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) of…

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“Hiking is not escapism; it’s realism. The people who choose to spend time outdoors are not running away from anything; we are returning to where we belong.” — Jennifer Pharr Davis, Explorer, Author, Speaker The first day of spring 2021 dawned as a glorious cloudless day with temperatures rising well into the 50s. I was joined…

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“Every night the owl with his wild monkey-face calls through the black branches, and the mice freeze and the rabbits shiver in the snowy fields— and then there is the long, deep trough of silence when he stops singing, and steps into the air.” — Mary Oliver, “New and Selected Poems, Volume One” It was…

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“There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature – the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”  — Rachael Carson, The Sense of Wonder Saturday, March 20 at 5:37 a.m. is the vernal equinox and the first day of spring 2021. The vernal equinox, like the autumnal equinox, is…

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