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6/4 TLGV Adventure: A Hike Through History on the Nipmuck Trail

June 1, 2023

Join Chief Ranger Bill Reid for an enjoyable hike along the ancient Nipmuck Trail. This is a moderate 3-mile loop hike through exceptional forest habitat of mixes evergreen and deciduous trees. We’ll hike to the southern end of Breakneck Pond where we’ll stop to rest…

6/3 TLGV Adventure: Save the Trails – Family Friendly Forest Game

June 1, 2023

Help save the trails and stop the wicked ‘Chesterfield Plonderton’ from wrecking your woods! Join Project Imo and The Last Green Valley for a series of immersive activities for all ages. Build a faerie village, learn to identify plants and animals, create a fire, and…

Calling All Photographers! Show off Your Talent in TLGV’s 2024 Calendar

May 25, 2023

The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) is searching for 12 photos capturing the unique spirit of the National Heritage Corridor. The selected images will appear in the 2024 TLGV Calendar and hang proudly in businesses and homes throughout the National Heritage Corridor and beyond! Photos…

Special Donation to TLGV from Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation

May 17, 2023

The Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation announced that a grant of $1,873 was awarded to The Last Green Valley on May 9 in honor of Jewett City Savings Bank’s 150th anniversary. The Last Green Valley (TLGV) is designated to protect and care for the 35-town…

Ceremonial Lithic Stonework of Southern New England

May 16, 2023

It’s nearly impossible to walk in our region’s forests and not encounter surface rocks and stones. The Laurentide Ice Sheet, the principal glacial cover of much of North America during the Pleistocene Epoch, began to melt some 20,000 years ago. By 12,000 years ago it…

Join the Thames River Basin Partnership for its Floating Workshop 6/9 at Project Oceanology

May 15, 2023

Thames River Basin Partnership Floating Workshop Friday 6/9 1 – 5 pm Project Oceanology 1084 Shennecossett Rd., Groton, CT Registration is now open for the annual floating workshop, this year at Project Oceanology! This year’s theme will be about resilient and sustainable communities, with keynote…

Outdoor Adventures with Ranger Bill — Enjoying West Thompson Lake

May 4, 2023

In The Last Green Valley we are fortunate to have several U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE) project areas. I have hiked and paddled at each one and they provide an amazing resource for the public to enjoy. They were built in the last century…

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DATE CHANGE – Acorn Adventure for Families 5/7: In the Muck w/ Frogs, Salamanders and More!

May 1, 2023

Acorn Adventure for Families: In the Muck Sunday 5/7/2023 @ 1:00 pm Garrison Park, 495 Phoenixville Rd., Chaplin CT Spring means muck and that muck is full of life! Frogs and their eggs, salamanders, fish and turtles use the muck, and we’ll explore the muck…

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5/11 Volunteer Lake Monitoring Training Workshop

April 25, 2023

Volunteer Lake Monitoring Training Workshop May 11, 2023 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Roseland Park 205 Roseland Park Road, Woodstock, CT Are you interested in learning how to collect water quality  samples on your lake or pond?  Do you want to contribute data toward statewide…