Dark by Night…

Dark Sky over Mansfield by Steven Smith, Associate Professor, University of Connecticut

…Green by Day

Help Us Care For, Enjoy and Pass on The Last Green Valley

As the last place between Washington, DC and Boston where the stars still shine brightly at night and the farms, forests and waterways still provide valuable habitat, endless recreation, and economic opportunities, our National Heritage Corridor is unique. Here are a few ways you can help keep it special:

  • Donate to TLGV. As a 501(c)(3), donations to TLGV are tax- deductible.
  • Give a TLGV Membership as a gift.
  • Renew your Membership.
  • Become a Business Partner or renew your Partnership.

Holiday Shopping Made Easy!


The 2018 Explore The Last Green Valley Calendar is just one option for an amazing holiday gift. Visit TLGV’s online store and you will also find mugs, hats, t-shirts and more.  



Meet A Board Member

Say hello to Mike Nelson, Vice Chairman of The Last Green Valley Board of Directors. Mike joined the board in 2013 and has been vice chairman for three years. Mike is a public access supervisor for Spectrum Networks (Charter) and has been operating the Northeastern CT Community Access TV Studio in Northeastern CT for 25 years. Mike’s passion for kayaking, local history and farm preservation drew him to TLGV. Mike is also a member of The Strong Family Farm in Vernon, CT, where his family has turned its farm into a non-profit dedicated to the preservation of family farm history. You often find Mike out and about enjoying the natural resources of the national heritage corridor and every Walktober you’ll find him attending many of the events as an ambassador for the heritage corridor. Thank you Mike for your time and expertise!  

Meet Our Newest Staff Member

We are pleased to welcome Fran Kefalas to The Last Green Valley team. Fran started in September as our new Program and Media Coordinator. She brings 21 years of experience as a journalist and editor covering the region, and she is already helping to strengthen our voice and reach new audiences. Along with all of her media responsibilities, Fran will be coordinating Explore, Spring Outdoors, and Walktober. If you haven’t met Fran, stop in to say hello! You can reach her at 860-774-3300 or email Fran@tlgv.org. We are thrilled to have her on staff!

Join us at the Windham Textile

& History Museum for our next Quarterly Historic Collaboration

Saturday, December 9, 10 a.m.

Windham Textile & History Museum 411 Main Street, Willimantic, CT  


Bev York, the museum’s director of education, will be our host as we tour the museum housed in the former headquarters of the American Thread Company

Sponsored by Savings Institute Bank and Trust!


Go Rolling Down the River on an Acorn Adventure!
Sunday, Dec. 17, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Killingly River Trail
Meet at the Killingly River Trail’s parking & access area at the commuter lot across from St. James School on Rt. 12 in Danielson.

Do you and your kids need a break from all the holiday hustle and bustle? Ranger Jean Pillo is once again hosting The Last Green Valley’s next Acorn Adventure, A Winter Stroll, Bike or Scoot Along the Killingly River Trail. Explore what lives and grows along this wonderful river trail in almost-winter! Free!

Sponsored by Putnam Bank!

Look for the Latest Edition of In Touch!
In Touch, TLGV’s membership magazine will soon be hot off the presses. This edition features the incredible work of our nine partner land trust organizations and explains how TLGV is the driving force behind a $12.2 million effort to protect the Southern New England Heritage Forest! The magazine will be mailed directly to members.

Rangers Wanted!
TLGV Rangers are trained volunteers who support the organization by presenting information at fairs and festivals,
and conducting outreach programs
throughout the National Heritage Corridor.
TLGV Rangers are essential to articulating
the mission, important work and membership benefits of joining TLGV – and they have fun doing it!

The Last Green Valley is Hiring!

TLGV is seeking to hire a Non-profit Development Coordinator. The position will remain posted until filled.

Save the Date!

Historic Collaboration
Saturday, Dec. 9, 10 a.m.
Windham History and Textile Museum

Acorn Adventure
Sunday, Dec. 17, 1-2:30 p.m.
Killingly River Trail

Board of Directors Meeting
Thursday, Dec. 21, 4 p.m.
TLGV Office

Supporting The Last Green Valley is Easy
Marty’s of Dudley has offered to recycle cans and bottles and donate the proceeds to The Last Green Valley. Bring your sorted cans and bottles to Marty’s, located at 119 West Main St. Dudley, MA, between 9:30 am to 5:45 pm, Monday thru Saturday, and let the staff know you are returning them for The Last Green Valley. Marty’s will log them in and send us a check!

Office Cabinet Cleaning – Free Ink Cartridges
The Last Green Valley has numerous new, unused HP ink cartridges available to any nonprofit partner who can use them. If they fit your printer, call to reserve and come pick them up. They are: HP 02 Light Magenta, HP 02 Light Cyan, HP 15 Black, HP 23 Tri-color, HP 45 Black, HP 57 Tri-color, and HP 78 Tri-color.