Useful links

  • The Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers Valley of Northeastern Connecticut has been called “the Last Green Valley” because satellite pictures taken at night reveal it to be the only dark area in the sprawling metropolitan Boston-to-Washington corridor. In 1994, Congress created the Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor, recognizing the region as a unique national resource. The Quinebaug-Shetucket Heritage Corridor manages the corridor and is dedicated to preserving “the Last Green Valley” and its historical and cultural values. They support the Conservation Commissions along the corridor and provide educational programs for the public, including the very popular Walking WeekendS in the fall.

  • TheConnecticut DEP helps to protect our environment and manage our natural resources. Their web site has a lot of information about outdoor recreation in the State.

  • TheNortheast Connecticut Visitors District supports tourism in the twenty-one towns in the northeast corner of the state.

  • TheConnecticut Botanical Society web site will help you identify plants in our region. They also have a lot of good information about local ferns.

  • TheNew England Wild Flower Society maintains the "Garden in the Woods" in Framingham--a showcase of regional wild plants and habitats. They run a series of educational programs and field trips during the year.

  • TheRhode Island Wild Plant Society is very active. They also run educational programs and field trips.

  • TheIntegrated Pest Management (IPM) website from the University of Connecticut describes their sustainable approach to managing pests. They offer workshops and training opportunities that assist farmers and homeowners to understand how they can use pesticides and herbicides in a way that is more beneficial for the natural environment. They work on different methods of reducing the use of chemicals to protect water quality and for various other reasons.

  • The University of Connecticut NEMO Project is designed to provide information to land-use commissions.

  • The University of Connecticut Center for Land Use and Research has some great topographical maps and information about the changing landscape in our state.

  • TheConnecticut Audubon Society helps to preserve our open spaces and educate the public on conservation issues. They manage the Connecticut Audubon Center at Pomfret and the Center at Trailwood in Hampton, both of which offer field trips and educational programs.

  • TheConnecticut Invasive Plant Working Group web site describes the threat of invasive plants. It also tells you how to identify invasive plants and suggests methods for eradicating them.

  • TheConnecticut Forest and Park Association helps to maintain healthy and renewable woodlands by educating landowners. They also maintain the Blue Blazed trail system in the state.

  • TheKillingly Historical Society maintains one of the best genealogical databases in the region. They reside in the Bugbee Library on Main Street in Danielson and are well worth a visit.

  • TheWoodstock Conservation Commission has a wonderful web site with a lot of fascinating information that is relevant to everybody in our region.

  • Woodstock's Bet Zimmerman produces the Our Better Nature website which is packed with information about about conservation and environmental protection.

  • TheKillingly Parks and Recreation Departmentis dedicated to providing both quality active and leisure programs and areas of recreation for the residents of Killingly.

  • Agriculture Commission is the advisory commission to the Town Council and other Town officials on matters related to farming.

  • The Last Green Valleyis the 35-town National Heritage Corridor in eastern Connecticut and south-central Massachusetts. It's also a member supported, non-profit stewardship organization working for you in the National Heritage Corridor.

  • Letterboxingis an intriguing treasure hunt style outdoor activity where small, weatherproof boxes are hiden in publicly-accessible places (like parks) and clues are posted to one of several Web sites.

  • Read the AGvocate Program'sbrochure"Killingly Grown - A guide to the agricultural products and servics in Killingly"

  • Also check out the "Farms in our communitity"brochure.