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Saranac teen aims to educate NLT visitors as part of Girl Scouts project

Doug Yu, also a member of the New Land Trust board of directors, commended Racette for taking on the project.

"It's something that I've wanted to do for a while, because a lot of students from Saranac and Plattsburgh have projects during the fall where they have to do tree identification," said Yu. "I had to do this with my kid and I found it was interesting but it was also difficult to find places to go with a good variety of trees and trails and some sort of organization."

"This is a great way to introduce the New Land Trust to people who've had to do something like that and it's also a good way to get people out and to enjoy the area and learn about it in a different way," added. Yu. "We're really excited about it."

The New Land Trust will celebrate the new interpretive signage for the trail system this Saturday, Nov. 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Luke's Lodge, the lean-to found half-way on the trail system. Cookies and apple cider will be served.

The New Land Trust is located at 236 Plumadore Road and is accessible from State Route 3 in the town of Saranac by taking Chazy Lake Road to Clark Hill Road, continuing several miles before reaching Plumadore Road on the right.

For more information, visit the organization's Web site, www.newlandtrust.org.

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