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How to Catch a Snowflake

February 28, 2023

“Silently, like thoughts that come and go, the snowflakes fall, each one a gem.” William Hamilton Gibson Wintertime tends to bring out the kid in me, or rather brings back so many snowy winter memories from long ago that remind me of when I was…

Exploring February: A Snow Moon, Black History Month & A Winter Walk Among Bare Trees

February 15, 2023

Today we’ll experience the full moon of February, called the Snow Moon since February is typically our snowiest month of the year. After a relatively snowless January, I am hopeful the Snow Moon brings a bit more of the white stuff. I enjoy tracking animals…

Sunrise at Old Furnace State Park as people watch.

Outdoor Adventures with Ranger Bill – Old Furnace State Park

January 31, 2023

A beautiful 2.5 mile loop hike One of my favorite locations for a quick hike is Old Furnace State Park in Killingly. I have organized hikes there for TLGV and family outings and for good reason. With a location close to I-395 it’s easily accessible…

Landmark Legislation to Ensure Long-Term Stability of The Last Green Valley

January 30, 2023

President Joe Biden recently signed into law the National Heritage Area Act (S. 1942), continuing overwhelming bipartisan support of the National Heritage Area program. The Act ensures the National Park Service will continue working with The Last Green Valley and other national heritage areas for…

Tour Optical Heritage with “Clear Vision” at 2/11 TLGV Adventure

January 29, 2023

Join us in the “Eye of the Commonwealth” for an interesting private tour! TLGV Adventure: A Clear Vision with The Optical Heritage Museum 2/11/2023 @ 10:00 am 12 Crane St., Southbridge, MA Registration required, email or call 860-774-3300. Join TLGV and Optical Heritage Museum…

Family Fun with “Every Tree for Itself” at 2/26 Acorn Adventure

January 28, 2023

Join us for a free, interesting family adventure the last Sunday of February! Acorn Adventure for Families: Every Tree for Itself 2/26/2023 @ 1:00 pm Goodwin State Forest, Potter Rd., Hampton, CT Registration required, email or call 860-774-3300. Trees are all around us here…

The Value of Forest Management Presentation 2/21

January 27, 2023

Join ECFLA and TLGV for an important, paneled conversation on woodlands conservation. Learning More About Your Woods: The Value of a Forest Management Plan 2/21/2023 @ 7:00 pm Virtual Registration required, email or call 860-774-3300. How Healthy are your woods? Can they bounce back…

Farm Energy Workshop 2/1

January 26, 2023

Join TLGV and a variety of partners to learn more about farm energy options. CT Farm Energy Workshop 2/1/2023 @ 3:30 pm 218 Day Rd., Pomfret Center, CT Register by visiting this link. Energy costs are rising! Farmers interested in learning more about what programs…


NEW DATE: 1/28 Acorn Adventure for Families moved to 1/29

January 26, 2023

Join us for a fun Eagle Month program! Acorn Adventure for Families: Eagle Eyes with Horizon Wings Norwich Harbor, Brown Park, Gazebo, 100 Chelsea Harbor Dr., Norwich, CT Sunday 1/29/23 at 10:00 am *note – new date, same time* Children and their families are invited…