The Last Green Valley

The Last Green Valley Aerial photo by G.L. Sweetnam

Photo by G. L. Sweetnam

The Last Green Valley is two things - it's the 35-town National Heritage Corridor in eastern Connecticut and south-central Massachusetts, and it’s also your member-supported, non-profit stewardship organization working for you in the National Heritage Corridor.

The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor is green by day and dark by night, a place with a rich history in a surprisingly rural landscape. With 84% forest and farm, the Corridor is the last swath of dark night sky in the coastal sprawl between Boston and Washington, D.C.

The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization established in 1995.

Our Mission
As caretakers, TLGV connects people with the abundant and diverse natural, historical and cultural resources within eastern Connecticut and south-central Massachusetts. We advocate to sustain our region’s legacy for future generations.

Our Vision
A vibrant place where our communities engage and take pride in celebrating the people and resources that make it special.

We Value

       We are easy to work with and collaborate with others for the benefit of all.

Active Inclusion
       We reach out to all people to join in our mission and enthusiastically encourage engagement.

       We take care of what has been entrusted to us with passion.

       We anticipate change, lead with vision, and invite others to partner with us for the long term.

       We study, learn, and pass along what we know about The Last Green Valley.

Strategic Priorities

Invigorate deeper and more meaningful personal connections with The Last Green Valley, both the organization and the sense of place — by strengthening our connection to the community through outreach and collaboration with community leaders.

Grow representation and engagement with diverse audiences by creating new inclusive program and evolving current program to engage new audiences, such as youth, young families and racially and economically diverse communities.

Position TLGV as a leading and trusted advocate for the region’s sustainability and legacy by understanding and shaping the future of conservation and development in the region.

Build financial and organizational sustainability to carry out our mission by growing contributions from private sources to increase non-federal revenue.

TLGV works for you in the National Heritage Corridor. Together, we can care for it, enjoy it and pass it on!