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Taste the Harvest in The Last Green Valley

August 28, 2015

Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho, Roasted Corn Chowder, Cider Braised Beef Brisket with Roasted Red Pepper, Nectarine Strudel with Bavarian Cream, Salted Caramel Ice Cream, Freshly Roasted Coffee, and Locally Crafted Brews and Wines – these are just a few of the menu items served at last…

Walktober Brochures Are Here! Plan Your Adventures Now!

August 18, 2015

TLGV has just released its fun-filled Walktober brochure to celebrate the 25th year of amazing autumn activities in the National Heritage Corridor! Busting out with 190 unique guided walks, strolls, hikes, bike rides, paddles, tastes, sips, and events galore during the region’s most invigorating time…

Killingly VoAg students monitor for stream-living critters. Photo by K. Couture.

Volunteers Needed to Document Stream Water Quality

August 18, 2015

TLGV will be hosting two free training events for people interested in helping to document water quality in their Connecticut towns by sampling and identifying bugs that live in river and stream bottoms: Friday, August 28, 2015 9 AM – noon USDA Service Center 238…

We Have a July Winner!

August 6, 2015

The winner of July’s quiz is Marie M. from Plainfield.  Her name was drawn from those who knew that the Dr. Daniel Lathrop Schoolhouse is the name of the building that currently houses the Norwich Heritage and Visitors Center.  Marie wins a TLGV membership package. …

Ranger Marcy’s Acorn Adventures – The Full Moon Above

July 23, 2015

Celebrate the Full Moon!  Join Ranger Marcy on August 29, 2015 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Wyndham Land Trust’s Lyon Preserve in Pomfret. Stretch your legs and hike around Lyon Preserve for a scavenger hunt. Later by the fire, we’ll act out nature charades (bring your…

TLGV Calendar Photo Contest!

July 9, 2015

TLGV has announced a search to find inspiring photographs that celebrate life and capture the unique spirit of the National Heritage Corridor. Every year the organization produces an informative calendar with great pictures, moon phases, and interesting tidbits about the history, flora and fauna of…

Ranger Marcy’s Acorn Adventures – Water Lily and Dragon Fly Art

July 1, 2015

Lily pads are hiding spots for turtles & frogs, landing pads for dragonflies, and they have their own little ecosystems surrounding them!  Explore and learn about water lilies & lily pads and what goes on over and under them with Ranger Marcy on Sunday, July…

The Night Sky Over The Last Green Valley

July 1, 2015

On Tuesday, August 18, from 8 – 11 pm, join us as Astronomer Geoff McLean and members of the Thames Amateur Astronomical Society share with us the wonders of The Last Green Valley dark night sky. Geoff will set up in a dark field near…

Walktober Paddle with Chief Ranger Bill, photo by L. Bruinooge

Paddle The Quinebaug River National Recreation Water Trail

July 1, 2015

On Tuesday, July 21, from 5:30 – 7 pm, join Join Chief Ranger Bill and the Water Trails Steering Committee for an evening paddle on the Quinebaug River in Brooklyn. This is an easy, family-friendly stretch of river with wonderful wildlife viewing. We’ll paddle upstream…