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The Last Green Valley is Offering a TerraCorps (AmeriCorps) Position

June 17, 2021

The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) has been selected by TerraCorps, an AmeriCorps affiliated environmental non-profit, to be a Service Site for the 2021-22 TerraCorps program year. This partnership will allow TLGV to host a Youth Education Coordinator in a full-time, 11-month service position from…

Exploring the Dawn

June 15, 2021

“Before the work of the day, taste the poetry of the day! Our poor, battered minds and sprits need the dawn. There is the calm of nature, the sanity of the earth, in each breath of scented air on a sunrise in June.” — Edwin…

Exploring Beauty in Nature: June is Busting Out All Over

June 8, 2021

June is here, and like the old Rodgers and Hammerstein’s song from the musical “Carousel,” it is busting out all over with blooms and the warming sun announcing the coming Summer Solstice. I did a bit of research and was not surprised to discover June…

Remembering the Untold Story of the Webster Brothers

June 1, 2021

Tomorrow is Memorial Day, a day we take time to celebrate those who gave their life for our country while serving in the armed forces. To honor the fallen we hold parades, set out graveside decorations, listen to speeches and remembrances by local dignitaries and…

The Fascinating Carpenter Bee

June 1, 2021

A few weeks back, during one of the warmer days of April, I was sitting on our back porch enjoying the spring air. What looked like a plump bumblebee was circling and darting about and then zoomed up close and hovered in front of me.…

Walktober is Coming – Submit your Walks, Bikes, Paddles, Rides and Events Today!

May 26, 2021

We hope you’re as excited for Walktober 2021 as we are! This will be our 31st celebration of all things autumnal and we hope our members and partners are ready to celebrate the amazing National Heritage Corridor with us. The deadline to ensure your Walktober…

TRBP Floating Workshop 6/18

May 26, 2021

The 21st annual Floating Workshop hosted by the Thames River Basin Partnership will be June 18, 2021, with a June 25 rain date. The focus on this year’s event will be on Coastal Embayments of Southeastern Connecticut. Please plan to join the TRBP for an…

Summer Solstice Paddle 6/21

May 26, 2021

Join Chief Ranger Bill Reid for our end of Spring Outdoors, Summer Solstice Paddle on Monday, June 21st – the first full day of summer 2021. We launch at 7 pm and the sunset is at 8:29 pm. Rain cancels. Summer Solstice Sunset Paddle June…

Garlic Mustard: Springtime Invasive Plant

May 18, 2021

Garlic and mustard are staples in my house. We love the intense bold flavors. But garlic mustard, now that is a whole other beast. It’s a plant, Alliaria petiolate, and it’s a highly invasive and destructive plant that is blooming right now. I seem to…