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Clarkson Student Environmental Organization Makes A Lasting Statement

POTSDAM, N.Y. – The effects of Ice Storm '98 were very apparent throughout the North Country this spring. One of the obvious signs was the sight of broken and fallen trees on local college campuses, which left the atmosphere quite barren.

The Clarkson University Student Environmental Organization (CUSEO) has made a contribution to the campus community by planting seven new trees on campus, which helped to replenish a small portion of those trees which were destroyed. Four mountain ash and three Canadian cherry trees were planted along the path that runs between the Hamlin-Powers residence hall and Holcroft House. This was one area of the campus that lost a great number of trees in the storm.

Thanks to the new trees, a good portion of the natural scenery has now been restored for future generations to enjoy. Another tree-planting activity is planned for the beginning of the fall semester to continue the restoration process.

CUSEO is a small student club at Clarkson that undertakes several activities each year out of concern for the environment. The club participates in the Adopt-A-Highway program every fall, picking up trash along a two-mile stretch of the Canton-Potsdam road. In past years, the club has also sponsored an Earth Day celebration in the spring with bands, information on environmental issues, and speakers. The goal of this celebration is to allow students to enjoy themselves while heightening their environmental awareness.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or]

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