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TLGV Awards $3,000 Grant to Oxford for Protection of Carbuncle Pond

December 12, 2019

The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) has awarded the Town of Oxford a $3,000 grant from its Heritage Transaction Fund to assist in the purchase of a 1.23-acre parcel adjacent to an existing town recreation area. Oxford has made significant investments in the last two […]

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Explore The Last Green Valley Photo Contest Winners Announced

December 11, 2019

The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) announces the 13 winning photos gracing its 2020 calendar.  TLGV’s “Explore the Last Green Valley” calendar for 2020 features magnificent photos of The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor. The coveted cover shot was taken by Richard C. Tremblay […]

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Nature’s Clean-Up Service: Appreciating the Turkey Vulture

December 11, 2019

“Vultures are homely, but they clean up all the garbage and that’s good. And they’re elegant in the sky.” — Roger Tory Peterson. Roger Tory Peterson is one of our most revered ornithologists and for decades his “Field Guide to the Birds” has been the […]

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The Winter Solstice Starry Sky – A Family-Friendly Program

December 2, 2019

Join The Last Green Valley on the Solstice as we welcome in the winter months with a celebration of our Starry Sky. Meet at 6 p.m., Dec. 21, West Thompson Dam, Overlook Shelter, 162 W. Thompson Rd, North Grosvenordale, CT. Lead Night Sky Rangers Kim […]

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Our forests are a precious resource

December 2, 2019

The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor is made up of 77% forested land. Connecticut and Massachusetts are some of the most forested states in the county, and in our region we are blessed with large blocks of state forests such as the Pachaug, Nipmuck […]

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Time to pay tribute to that ‘other bird’

November 25, 2019

Last week I reported on bald eagles returning to our region in ever increasing numbers. It got me thinking about that other bird so revered here in the United States – the wild turkey. The bald eagle and the wild turkey could not be more […]

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Member Program – General Nathanial Lyon “History Hike” on the Natchaug Trail Nov. 23

November 12, 2019

Join Chief Ranger Bill Reid 9 am. to noon, Nov. 23  in Eastford, CT. for a walk on the Natchaug Trail to enjoy a beautiful section of the trail and learn about Civil War Veteran General Nathaniel Lyon. We’ll start at the Nathaniel Lyon Memorial […]

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Taste autumn at local orchards

November 12, 2019

We’re lucky to live in New England where the seasons announce themselves in ways that tantalize all the senses and remind us how special this place is. Last month, the colors of our forested hillsides bedazzled our eyes and as October creeped toward November the […]

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Join TLGV for a First-Ever Citizen’s Science Effort to Protect Starry Skies

November 12, 2019

The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) is launching a new citizen science effort to protect the starry skies of the National Heritage Corridor.  The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor was designated in 1994, in part because it was the last large corridor between Boston […]

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