There may be only one resolution anyone needs to improve their mental and physical health: volunteering with The Last Green Valley! According to the Harvard Health Blog, evidence for the positive effects of volunteering on mental health is abundant, but a growing number of studies show volunteering can also have a positive effect on physical health!
Through The Last Green Valley’s Ranger Program and Water Quality Monitoring Program, individuals are trained to actively work towards caring for the National Heritage Corridor.
TLGV Rangers 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! Chief Ranger Bill Reid trains and supervises TLGV Rangers. The Ranger Program is sponsored by Savers Bank.
TLGV’s Water Quality Monitors help track the health of our streams, rivers, ponds and lakes. Whether you would like to monitor once a season, once a month, or once a week, we have an opportunity for you. Training and equipment are provided. Jean Pillo is coordinator for The Last Green Valley Water Quality Monitoring Program, and she and her volunteers are helping to ensure the health of our watershed.
There are even more volunteer opportunities with TLGV. For more information, visit http://thelastgreenvalley.org/join-tlgv/volunteers/ or call the office at 860-774-3300.
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!