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Acorn Adventure — Into the Woods on Sept. 21

August 15, 2019

Join TLGV’s Chief Ranger for an Acorn Adventure to teach the kids a bit of hiking 101! We’ll gather from 10 – 11:30 am, Sept. 21, at West Thompson Dam. Ranger Bill will show kids and their families how to pack for a day hike […]

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Understand the Invasive Japanese Knotweed before doing battle

August 11, 2019

This is the time of year when the invasive plant Japanese knotweed is blooming in large clusters of greenish-white flowers. This perennial plant blooms in August and September and is quite visible along sunny roadsides in long swaths of green from 3 to 10 feet […]

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Exploring The Last Green Valley: Forest ferns beautiful and fascinating plants

August 5, 2019

“Truly, out of the darkness, where forever the stems of our little northern ferns are hid, the frond reaches up an eager hand for the blessed sunlight.” From “An Almanac for Moderns,” by Donald Culross Peattie A summertime walk in the woods reveals large patches […]

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Tastes of the Valley, Aug. 25

August 1, 2019

We are sold out for Tastes of the Valley, 4 p.m., Aug. 25, The Publick House, 277 Main St., Sturbridge MA. Tickets are $100 for Members, $125 for Non-members (includes TLGV membership). Tastes of the Valley celebrates The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor’s rich […]

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Acorn Adventure – Moon Gazing and The Constellations Aug. 10

August 1, 2019

Acorn Adventure – Moon Gazing and The Constellations: 8 – 10 p.m., Aug. 10 Lebanon Town Green, Lebanon, CT.  Use 579 Exeter Rd., Lebanon, CT for GPS purposes. This will bring you to town hall. The green is across the way. Enjoy a rare nighttime […]

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Calling All Photographers! Show off Your Talent in TLGV’s 2020 Calendar

August 1, 2019

The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) is searching for 13 photos that capture the unique spirit of the National Heritage Corridor. The selected images will appear in the 2020 TLGV Calendar and hang proudly in businesses and homes throughout the National Heritage Corridor and beyond! […]

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Exploring The Last Green Valley: DEEP is your access point to our state parks and forests

July 28, 2019

When was the last time you visited one of our many state parks and state forests? August is here, summer is moving quickly through the warm season, so now is the perfect time to plan a visit. Here in Connecticut the opportunities are boundless, especially […]

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Exploring The Last Green Valley: Crows bring ‘murder’ to our neighborhoods

July 21, 2019

I think we have a family of crows nesting in our neighborhood. Perhaps they have a nest in the thick woods between our house and the highway, or it might be in the trees south of our back field. We see them frequently throughout the […]

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Exploring The Last Green Valley: We must preserve the region’s farmland

July 14, 2019

What do 18 farms within six towns in The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor all have in common? Each has been protected from development by the Connecticut Farmland Trust. The town of Lebanon alone has 12 protected farms, more than any other town in […]

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