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Childhood Memories Renew My Desire to Get Youth Outside

January 20, 2020

I have a tense relationship with social media. At times I find it useful and at others it is anything but. Earlier this week, however, it offered me an opportunity for nostalgia. Someone created a Facebook page for the town I grew up in and […]

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Bill Hull: A conservation leader in The Last Green Valley

January 8, 2020

Saturday is the birthday of renown conservationist Aldo Leopold. He was a scientist, ecologist, forester, author and environmentalist and is best known for his book “A Sand County Almanac.” In his chapter “The Land Ethic,” Leopold wrote “the land ethic simply enlarges the boundaries of […]

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Acorn Adventure – Bald Eagles and Big Nests – Jan. 25

January 4, 2020

Children and their families are invited to join The Last Green Valley’s Chief Ranger Bill Reid 10 a.m., Jan. 25 at Roseland Park, 205 Roseland Park Rd, Woodstock, CT,  to experience just how long a bald eagle’s wings are, how huge their eyes are and […]

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Sorry! Registration is full for the Bald Eagle Hike – Jan. 18

January 3, 2020

Registration is closed for this ramble with Chief Ranger Bill Reid Jan. 18 at 10 a.m. around the Quinebaug Trout Hatchery, 141 Trout Hatchery Road, Central Village, CT.  This property is one of the best places to see a bald eagle in the wild, and […]

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A 2020 Bucket List of Places to Visit in The Last Green Valley

December 30, 2019

With the New Year approaching it’s goodbye 2019 and hello 2020. What will the New Year bring for you and your family here in The Last Green Valley? As I contemplate the year ahead, I like to think about the places I have not visited […]

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Smaller rivers within the Natchaug River watershed are a focus for healthy waters

December 30, 2019

Here at The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) we value our role documenting and advocating for the region’s rivers. Water from the Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers, and the smaller rivers, streams and brooks that feed them, flow southward into the Thames River and Long Island […]

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Exploring Winter in The Last Green Valley

December 30, 2019

Our region’s first appreciable snowfall arrived Dec. 1. It was the first “plowable” event for local communities and town and state plows were out in force soon after flakes started to fall. Winter arrived despite the calendar indicating it is still autumn. The winter solstice […]

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TLGV Awards Community Enrichment Grants

December 12, 2019

The last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) awarded almost $60,000 in grants as part of its largest funding program in more than a decade. More than 20 organizations and communities applied for the Community Enrichment Grant Program. “The diversity and far reaching impacts of all the […]

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TLGV Awards $3,000 Grant to Oxford for Protection of Carbuncle Pond

December 12, 2019

The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) has awarded the Town of Oxford a $3,000 grant from its Heritage Transaction Fund to assist in the purchase of a 1.23-acre parcel adjacent to an existing town recreation area. Oxford has made significant investments in the last two […]

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