April Member News

It’s Earth Month!

Join a cleanup team and help keep The Last Green Valley clean and green!

TLGV has provided funds to nonprofits and towns all over The Last Green Valley for roadside, park, and river cleanups. Join a cleanup and make a difference!

 

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Get Outside!

Spring Outdoors is in full swing! More than 150 walks, talks, and other activities are just waiting for you to explore! Spring Outdoors will continue until the Summer Solstice on June 21. Find your new favorite place this spring! 

SO MANY CHOICES!

Federal Funding in Jeopardy

The Last Green Valley receives a significant portion of its funding from the National Park Service’s National Heritage Areas Program.

President Trump’s FY 18 budget has proposed eliminating funds for all 49 National Heritage Areas nationwide.

If you love where you live, work, and play, we need your help. Please make sure your Congressman and Senators support full funding for The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor!

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Volunteers Needed 

Universal Trails Assessment Process (UTAP)

We are still looking for volunteers to assist with an important accessibility project along the Air Line State Park Trail.

Up to 5 people per team are needed to help measure slope, distance, and other features at public access points and trail locations. This information is very helpful to people with limited mobility or disabilities in determining the accessibility of the site for their own use.  

 

All of the trails are close to parking lots and only mild physical activity is needed. We usually go out on Thursdays; 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 Graff. Thank you!

Jump in to Volunteer and Help Monitor The Last Green Valley’s Waters!

TLGV needs you! Volunteers are needed this spring and summer for an expanded water quality monitoring program. Training and equipment are provided, and TLGV will match your interests and availability with one of the monitoring programs. Learn about trolls and hobos, catch squirmy bugs, become a storm trooper, probe a lake, and make a long-lasting and positive impact in our National Heritage Corridor. The waters are ours and we all live downstream.

 

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TLGV Volunteer Rangers

The Last Green Valley Volunteer Rangers are out and about at events throughout the National Heritage Corridor. New Volunteer Rangers are always welcome.

Current TLGV Rangers can log in to view the list of upcoming events and sign up for shifts. Soon-to-be Rangers can check out all the events we’ll be attending!

Email Chief Ranger Bill or call him at 860 774-3300 for more information.

Exciting New Donation Opportunities

Supporting The Last Green Valley is easy! We have two new ways you can support our work: 

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 -5:45 pm, Monday – 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!

If you are an Amazon shopper, all you have to do is shop! Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to The Last Green Valley. Use this link to shop.

Thank you for your support!

Upcoming Events

TLGV Member Program – Cleanup Day at Horizon Wings in Ashford, CT 

Saturday, April 15, 9 am – noon

Horizon Wings Raptor Rehabilitation Center, 9 Sand Hill Road, Ashford, CT

 

Please join us as we help one of our partner organizations, Horizon Wings Raptor Rehabilitation Center with their annual spring cleanup.

Horizon Wings is a nonprofit wildlife rehabilitation center specializing in birds of prey. Horizon Wings’ mission is to rehabilitate birds of prey for release into the wild in order to maintain their population, and to educate the community to enhance environmental awareness.

 

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TLGV Ranger Marcy’s Acorn 

Adventure – Salamander Story Walk in Holland

Sunday, April 23, 1 – 2:30 pm

Meet at the parking area on Pond Bridge Road, Holland, MA

WALK Lake Siog Pass Trail.

READ the book “Big Night for Salamanders.”

LOOK for live squirmy salamanders, too! 

Last year we found so many salamanders at this location and Acorn Adventure, we could not wait to come back for another visit!

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Upcoming Meetings

Finance, Planning and Development Meeting

Thursday, April 6, 4 pm

TLGV Office

Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, April 20, 8:30 am

TLGV Office

 

SAVE THE DATES!

TLGV Annual Membership Meeting

Wednesday, May 31, 4 pm 

Hull Forest Products and 

Windham-Tolland 4-H Camp, Pomfret CT 

 

Tastes of the Valley – A Farmer at Your Table! 

Sunday, August 27, 4 pm

The Publick House Historic Inn, Sturbridge, MA  

Helping businesses be more successful.

Questions or Request? Please email us at: Info@WindhamChamber.com

Windham Region Chamber of Commerce
1010 Main St., P.O. Box 43
Willimantic CT 06226
Phone: (860) 423-6389
Fax: (860) 423-8235

Corporate Sponsors

Savings Institute Key Bank Eversource
Hit Music i98.3 Gutter Guys
The Chronicle Logistics Consulting WILI 1400 AM

A very special thank you to our Corporate Sponsors for your dedication and continued support to our region.

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