Exploring the Heritage Corridor: Last Green Valley proudly celebrates Earth Day

Apr 18th, 2010 | By | Category: Land, Long Island Sound, Open Space, River

The third planet. The blue planet. Our Earth. On Thursday, we celebrate Earth Day to promote awareness and appreciation of our environment.

In our Last Green Valley, we celebrate a special environment. Our forests produce enough oxygen for 8.3 million people each year. The region remains 78 percent forest and farmland, and creates the third largest watershed draining into Long Island Sound.

The Last Green Valley has 35 towns, more than 100 clean lakes, ponds, rivers and streams, seven state forests, five state parks, 16 wildlife management areas, hundreds of miles of hiking and water trails and thousands of acres of preserved open space. Our environment is critical to our own health and that is why we celebrate Earth Day.

via Exploring the Heritage Corridor: Last Green Valley proudly celebrates Earth Day – Norwich Bulletin.

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