Explore The Last Green Valley – Photo Contest Winners Announced


Explore The Last Green Valley – Photo Contest Winners Announced


             The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) has announced the winners of this year’s Calendar Photo Contest from almost 50 entries. Thirteen images that celebrate life and capture the unique spirit of The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor were selected for the cover and monthly calendar pages of the 2017 – Explore The Last Green Valley Calendar.

This year’s coveted cover shot, “Happy Chicken Days” was taken in Pomfret Center, CT by Julia Roemer.

January features snow covered trees along the river titled, “Winter Wonderland,” captured by Virginia Chase of Killingly, CT. Ronald Pariseau was the winner for February with “The Stable” in Pomfret, CT. “America’s Next Top Chipmunk,” also by Julia Roemer, was the winner for March. April features “Painted Turtle” by Mike Christina from Putnam, CT. Dorene Jette of Charlton, MA photographed “Norwich Town Hall” for May’s winning shot.

“Bluebird in Winter” was taken by Eleanor Linkkila of Hampton, CT and unexpectedly graces the June calendar page. “Farmer Bailing Hay” in Killingly, also by Mike Christina, was chosen for July. Linda Sulkazi won the August calendar page with her shot of “Once in a Blue Moon” taken in Pomfret, CT.

Sarah L. Hamby captured “Hidden Gem” at the Palmer Arboretum in Woodstock, CT for the September calendar page. Virginia Chase focused on the waterfall at Killingly’s Cat Hollow in October’s winning shot titled, “Fall at Cat Hollow.” November’s “Give Thanks” at Huntington Homestead was taken by Susan Trapp of North Stonington, CT. And for the final photo of the year, December’s page is graced by “A Country Christmas” by Linda Sulkazi of Pomfret Center, CT. Congratulations to all of the winning photographers!

The 2017 – Explore The Last Green Valley Calendar is filled with interesting tidbits about the natural and cultural history of the National Heritage Corridor. The Calendar will be on sale soon for $15.00.  Please call the TLGV Office at 860-774-3300 to order a copy. All proceeds support The Last Green Valley’s programs to protect our natural and historic resources.

The Last Green Valley is a National Heritage Corridor – the last stretch of dark night sky in the coastal sprawl between Boston and Washington, D.C. A dynamic nonprofit organization, TLGV works for you in the National Heritage Corridor. We help you to care for it, enjoy, and pass it on!



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