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ESF Trustees Help Open DEC Environmental Education Camp


SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Teen-agers from throughout New York have an opportunity to learn about nature at the state Department of Environmental Conservation's new environmental education camp in the Adirondack Mountains.

The camp opened this summer at the Charles Lathrop Pack Demonstration Forest north of Warrensburg. The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) owns the 2,500-acre property.

Campers study plants and animals found in several different types of ecosystems. In addition, the 85-acre Pack Forest Lake offers an opportunity to learn about aquatic and wetlands ecology.

Helping to open the camp in a log-cutting ceremony this summer were ESF Trustee Daniel T. Fitts of Lake Placid, executive director of the Adirondack Park Agency; ESF Trustee Robert E. Moses of Marietta, a partner in the Syracuse law firm of Bond, Schoeneck & King, LLP; Curtis H. Bauer of Jamestown, chair of the ESF Board of Trustees and a consultant with Forecon Inc.; state Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner John P. Cahill; ESF President Ross S. Whaley; and ESF Trustee Thomas C. Burkly of Cazenovia, president and chief executive officer of Stearns and Wheler Environmental Engineers & Scientists.

The camp can accommodate 50 campers each week during its summer season.