Universal Trails Assessment Process (UTAP)
We are looking for volunteers to assist with an important accessibility project at selected kayak/canoe launch sites along the Quinebaug River. Our team has been assessing a different Water Trail segment one morning every week. Once the kayak/canoe launches are complete, we would like to begin assessing The Airline Trail.
Up to 5 people are needed to help measure slope, distance, and other features at the public launch and trail locations. This information is very helpful to the physically disabled community in determining the accessibility of the site for their own use.
All of the launches and trails are close to parking lots and only mild physical activity is needed. Dress for the weather and bring drinks. We’ll provide some snacks.
If you are interested in joining or have questions, please call 860- 774-3300 or email LyAnn. Thank you!
2016 TLGV Annual Meeting
Wednesday, June 15
5:00 – 8:00 pm
Allen Hill Farm, Brooklyn, CT
Registration deadline is Friday, June 10th.
Space is still available for The Last Green Valley’s Annual Meeting!
Cash Bar Reception, BBQ Dinner, Annual Membership Meeting, Tour of Allen Hill Farm with owner Charlie Langevin, and Special Program, “Native American Lifeways Along the Quinebaug River” with Nicholas F. Bellantoni, PhD, Emeritus State Archaeologist.
Historic and Cultural Resources – 2016 Small Grants for Telling Stories That Matter
TLGV is pleased to announce a small grant round for projects that preserve, interpret, promote, or market historical and cultural resources. Approximately four grants of a maximum of $2,500 each will be awarded. Funds will be dispersed on a reimbursement basis and must be matched 1:1 by cash or in-kind contributions. Municipal boards, commissions or committees, schools, and nonprofit 501(c) organizations are eligible to apply for projects located within, or that tell stories from, The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor.
11th Annual Tastes of the Valley
Sunday, September 18, 2016
The Mansion at Bald Hill
29 Plaine Hill Rd., Woodstock, CT
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Please join us for our 11th annual celebration, dinner and fundraiser for The Last Green Valley, Inc.
Tastes of the Valley features the finest chefs in the region,
preparing foods raised and grown in The Last Green Valley.
Silent auctions and a raffle will be held throughout the evening highlighting the crafts, artistry, beauty and natural resources of The Last Green Valley.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available and include ticket(s), name & logo recognition on the program booklet and event banner display, plus name & logo recognition on all event publicity and on the TLGV website, Facebook page, and in the TLGV annual
report. Tastes of the Valley is TLGV’s primary fundraiser and highlights local agriculture and businesses through the creation of working partnerships
Tickets (space limited): Members $65, Non-members $75. At the door $80 if space is available. Includes wine and beer tasting
Final registration deadline is September 9, 2016.
Clean Ups Continue
TLGV has provided funds to nonprofits and towns all over The Last Green Valley. Reliance House is hosting a monthly cleanup on the 4th Saturday of the month from June through November in various spots in Norwich. Join a cleanup and make a difference!
If you would like to join the cleanups, please call 860 774-3300 or email LyAnn for times and directions.
If your organization hasn’t submitted a cleanup request yet, what are you waiting for?! Limited funding is still available.
Ranger Marcy’s Acorn Adventure
Bicentennial Scavenger Hunt
Sunday, June 12, 1 – 2:30 pm
McKinstry Brook Trail-North
Parking on the street at 362-370 Pleasant Street, which is located off Rte. 131 and near the Southbridge Airport. Look for the Acorn Adventure sign.
Did you know Southbridge is celebrating their 200th Year?! True story and the Acorns will unite at the McKinstry Brook Trail-North to have a bicentennial scavenger hunt!
Mystery Member Meanders!
Friday, June 17, 1 – 2:30 pm
Attend TLGV’s Mystery Member Meanders and activate the modern day, inner explorer hidden within you.
Board of Directors
Thursday, June 16, 8:30 am
TLGV Office, Danielson, CT
Tastes of the Valley Meeting
Wednesday, July 6, 8:30 am
TLGV Office, Danielson, CT