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— The SUNY-ESF Ranger School is celebrating its centennial during the 2012-2013 academic year. As part of the celebration, the school welcomes the public to attend a Forest Festival on September 28 and 29, 2012.
Saturday,September 29 will kick off with a 250-Chain (5K) Fun Run and Walk. A “chain” is a traditional unit of measurement used by surveyors and foresters. The course will follow gravel roads on the Ranger School’s Dubuar Memorial Forest. The registration table opens at 7:45 and the race begins at 9:00 am. Walk-in registrations are welcome, but for a guaranteed race T-shirt, the registration form and payment must be received by Friday, September 14. The fee is $20 for adults and $12 for youth 14 and under.
Also in conjunction with the centennial, the Wanakena Historical Association is sponsoring a photography contest. Photos must be taken in St. Lawrence County,within the boundaries of the Adirondack Park. Judging will occur in two categories: Nature and North Country Life. Entry fees are $5 for one photo, $10 for 3 photos, and $20 for up to ten photos. Submissions must be received by Friday, August 24. Selected photographs will be on display at the Ranger School during the Festival.
The SUNY-ESF Ranger School was founded in 1912 and offers programs in forest technology, land surveying technology, and environmental and natural resources conservation. Students earn an associate in applied science degree while experiencing a field-based education in the school’s 2800-acre forest in the heart of the Adirondack Park. The Forest Festival sponsors include the New York Chapter of the Society of American Foresters, the Northeastern Loggers Association, and the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce.
For entry and registration forms and more information about the festival, please visit