TLGV’s May Events

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DATE:            April 30, 2018

CONTACT:    Francesca Kefalas, Program and Media Coordinator



TLGV’s May 2018 Calendar of Events


Explore the Dark Side: 8 -11 p.m. May 5, Holton Rd., Franklin, CT. Sprague Land Trust property on Holton Road in Franklin. Directions/Parking: From Baltic take 207 West, right onto Holton Rd. (before the Franklin School), drive almost to end. Parking on left in mowed field/marked areas. Expect this! Join Rangers Kim and Geoff for a night observing some far distant objects like galaxies, clusters of stars, Red Giants, Nebulae. We might be able to view Jupiter. If you have a telescope – bring it. If you don’t know how to use it come early and we’ll help get you get started. (We’ll be there about 7PM.) Learn how to find the North Star. We talk about – and answer – all kinds of astronomical trivia while we observe. This is a family friendly event. Please – no lanterns and flashlights should be only be red lights. No white lights. Questions? 860-774-3300. • Sponsored by: The Last Green Valley and McLean Research Associates. • &


Historical Happenings in The Last Green Valley: May 12, 1-3 p.m., Roseland Cottage, 556 Route 169, Woodstock, Connecticut 06281. Join The Last Green Valley staff, Museums of Northeast Connecticut members and the staff of Roseland Cottage for a tour of the museum followed by an informative program and workshop on Marketing for Small Museums and Historic organizations. After the tour, we’ll explore two staples of good marketing — writing effective press releases and using social media. Please be prepared to share your experiences writing press releases and bring samples, if you wish. We’ll also explore how to effectively use social media, such as Facebook and Instagram, for marketing your organization and programs. Please RSVP to Bill Reid by e-mail at or calling 860-774-3300.


Paddling Putnam to Pomfret: 10 a.m. to noon, The Douglas Cutler Boat Launch, Putnam. Join Chief Ranger Bill Reid and TLGV Volunteer Rangers for a morning paddle. We’ll launch at the new Douglas Cutler boat launch on Kennedy Drive and paddle this beautiful 5-mile stretch of the river to the boat landing on Route 101 in Pomfret. This section of the river has some current with stretches of quick-water as well as flat-water. It is an excellent two-hour outing for paddlers who are comfortable and familiar with moving water. There is a limit of 20 boats and RSVP is required. Please contact Bill Reid at or by calling 860-774-3300 to register. This paddle is limited to 20 boats. You must provide your own boat and personal floatation device (life preserver).


Acorn Adventure – Underwater Exploration: 11 a.m. to 12:30May 26, 276 Mashamoquet Road, Pomfret, CT 06259. What lives under the water in a stream? Explore Mashamoquet Brook with a professional biologist looking for the critters who live there. Ranger Jean has been teaching our water quality monitoring volunteers how some of the bugs that live in our healthy streams help us to understand a lot about the water quality in them. She is inviting all our Acorn adventurers to help her with a stream assessment by catching and examining the squigglies living in the brook. Become a water quality detective for a day. Wear waterproof boots if you want to help collect the bugs. Meet at the Acorn Adventure sign after you pass the parking area for the swimming pond.


The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor is the last stretch of dark night sky in the coastal sprawl between Boston and Washington, D.C.  The Last Green Valley, Inc. works for you in the National Heritage Corridor. Together we can care for it, enjoy it and pass it on!

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