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Thousand Islands want help on what's scenic

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This summer, the Thousand Islands region is on a mission: to prove to the State of New York that it deserves recognition as an area of "Scenic and Statewide Significance." And today, leaders of the effort have launched a website where they're asking people to help make the case.

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Natasha Haverty
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For the past three months, landscape architects and GIS analysts hired through a grant from the state have spread out over the area, collecting “evidence” of the Thousand Islands’ beauty and importance. Harry Dobson leads up that team. He says they really need to hear from people who live in the region, and know it best, to have a full picture of the area.

Like some of these spots that you really wouldn't run across unless you knew they were there. Or the things that happen occasionally that are very scenic like the sugar bush that has a fantastic spot in the fall, we're going to want to pinpoint that.

The website, scenic1000islands.comasks visitors to literally rate their scenery. The findings will be collected and presented at a meeting in Clayton later this summer.

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