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Follensby Pond (Source: Adirondack Nature Conservancy
Follensby Pond (Source: Adirondack Nature Conservancy

With Follensby Pond deal, Adirondack environmentalists score prize

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The Nature Conservancy announced yesterday that it has purchased another 14,000-acre parcel in the Adirondacks. The property, which lies on the outskirts of Tupper Lake, includes a pristine lake called Follensby Pond and more than ten miles of shoreline along the Raquette River. It is also the site of the fabled "Philosopher's Camp," visited by Ralph Waldo Emerson in the 1850s. The Conservancy will pay $16 million to the McCormick family, who live in Manchester, Vermont. As Brian Mann reports, green groups and outdoor recreation advocates have been chasing this deal for more than a decade.

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Brian Mann
Adirondack Bureau Chief

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