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    Leopold to Present on Onondaga Lake Restoration

    The March 5 session of Institute for Retired People will feature Dr. Donald Leopold, an ESF Distinguished Teaching Professor and chair of the Department of Environmental and Forestry Biology. He will discuss the many vegetation-based restoration projects at various stages near Onondaga Lake. Leopold has been working with engineers and scientists from O'Brien and Gere, Parsons, and Honeywell for the past 10 years.

    IRP meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Syracuse, 5833 East Seneca Turnpike, Jamesville. The meeting is open to anyone in the community who is retired or semi-retired.

    Further information is available at the link above or by calling Sandra at 315-443-5404 or sending an
    email to IRP is a community program of University College of Syracuse University, dedicated to the principle of lifelong learning.


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Summer Programs Under Way at Adirondack Interpretive Center

Fly fishing and forestry are focuses of two new series

ESF has kicked off the summer season at the Adirondack Interpretive Center in Newcomb with a program for girls and young women interested in science, a series that explores the culture and natural history of fly fishing and a lecture series that examines the importance of forestry and the forest-products industry.

ESF took over programming at the Interpretive Center this year; the College is expanding the center's services to both visitors and area residents with programs that explore science, recreation, natural history and culture. The facility was formerly operated by the Adirondack Park Agency.

"We want to carry forward the legacy of the Adirondack Park Agency's interpretive program," said Paul Hai, an AEC educator who is planning programs for the interpretive center. "We want the facility to be more than a nature center. We want to offer educational and recreational programs that are based on a foundation of natural history and science."

Programs now under way are:

-The Nature of Fly Fishing: This series explores the natural history of fish and the culture of fly fishing and teaches fly-fishing techniques. Participants have an opportunity to fish waters in Huntington Wildlife Forest that are otherwise inaccessible to the public. Sessions are held periodically and participants can attend as often as they like.

- "WorkingForestsWorkingforYou": This series brings experts to the center for programs and presentations on various aspects of forestry and the forest products industry, from silviculture to forest management and pulp and paper mill operation. Lectures continue into November.

For more information about the Adirondack Interpretive Center, go to

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122 Bray Hall
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210


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