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District founder, Clifton Thompson, is presented an award by Bob Andrews.
District founder, Clifton Thompson, is presented an award by Bob Andrews.

A St. Lawrence farm institution celebrates 50th

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A foundation stone of conservation in the North Country turns 50 this year. The St. Lawrence County Soil & Water Conservation District celebrated its anniversary with a luncheon at Mullin's restaurant in Gouverneur Monday. From field drainage and tree planting to fish stocking and watershed management, the district is involved in most agricultural and environmental projects in St. Lawrence County. Its history reflects America's, and the North Country's, agrarian roots. David Sommerstein attended Monday's luncheon.

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