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SLU golf course to host fundraiser for wounded soldiers

The St. Lawrence University Golf Course in Canton will host a tournament on August 13th to help raise money for wounded soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. The game of golf is being used to help improve the mental and physical condition of returning soldiers. Todd Moe spoke with Frank Dorchak, who coordinates the New York chapter of the group called "Salute the Military Golf Association". He says even non-golfers can get involved. For more information, call: 518-483-6272.  Go to full article
SLU researchers check weight, gender and then tag mice living on the local golf course
SLU researchers check weight, gender and then tag mice living on the local golf course

SLU Biologists Hit the Links to Study Wildlife Habitat

Golf is booming - even in the North Country. New courses are being built, and in urban areas they can be valuable green space. When landscaped sensibly, golf courses can be ideal habitats for plants and animals. Besides well-tended greens, there are roughs and wooded areas, which are important for wildlife. Trees and hedges provide nesting and food sources for several species of birds and small mammals. St. Lawrence University biologists are using the local golf course to study "unseen" wildlife populations and habitat. Todd Moe reports.  Go to full article

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