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Cleanup Contest Extended!

April 22, 2020

The cleanup contest was such a success we are extending it through Aug. 31 with prizes awarded each month for the most garbage collected, and the most unusual item found. Every kid 15 and under who participates will also win a cool prize. Participation is […]

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Exploring 50 Years of Earth Day

April 20, 2020

“The care of the earth is our most ancient and most worthy and, after all, our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it, and to foster its renewal, is our only legitimate hope.” From “The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays” by […]

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Land Trust Hiking Locations in The Last Green Valley

April 20, 2020

Here in The Last Green Valley we are blessed with many different types of outdoor recreation. We certainly do not lack in trails to hike, bike and run, and we can thank the numerous land trusts active in the National Heritage Corridor for many miles […]

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New! 2020 Capacity Building Small Grant Program

April 15, 2020

The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) is pleased to announce a new round of capacity building grants for non-profits that are striving to advance their mission during difficult times. TLGV will provide grants up to $1,500 for equipment, services and training to improve remote communications […]

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Backyard Birds, Buds and Blooms

April 11, 2020

I’ve grown even more appreciative of my own backyard these last few weeks. I’ve always taken the time to walk the property regularly, and I am constantly surprised by the diversity of life I find. I thought sharing with you some of my observations in […]

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TLGV Seeking Financial Officer

April 3, 2020

The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) is seeking a Financial Officer to handle all financial activities for the non-profit organization. The Financial Officer will be responsible for all aspects of accounting, payroll, grants, contract management, audit preparation and human resources, performing a wide variety of […]

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Exploring and Social Distancing in The Last Green Valley

April 2, 2020

Here in The Last Green Valley and throughout the country, millions of us are living life remotely. Non-essential businesses have been closed in both Connecticut and Massachusetts. Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont’s advice regarding outdoor recreation according to the state website is, “individuals should limit outdoor […]

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American Woodcock a Harbinger of Spring

March 23, 2020

On a cool evening last week my wife, Julie, and I drove out to Blue Flag Meadow in Hampton. We parked, stepped through the entrance gate at the edge of the large, 10-acre field and walked out to the open expanse. Although the day had […]

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A fox in the headlights

March 10, 2020

One night long ago I was driving along a dark road in Woodstock when my headlights caught a fox along the side of the road. For a moment it stood frozen in the light, then turned and jumped over a stone wall back into the […]

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