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Clarkson University hosts New York State Maple Tour, July 14-16, 2006 (Maple Producers Association of St. Lawrence County, N.Y.)

The largest county in New York State, St. Lawrence County's extensive woods includes industrial forests, state lands, farms and small private woodlands. Maple production from its forests places the county as one of the major syrup producing areas of the North Country, as well as the state. Bordering Canada along the St. Lawrence Seaway, the county's broad valley and highlands are also home to many other points in agriculture, recreation and higher education, including the internationally acclaimed carp fishing tournament along the St. Lawrence River.

Clarkson University's Cheel Center will offer spacious conference facilities and parking, as well as a noted banquet service. Lodging can be arranged on campus, as well as in the Potsdam area. The Maple Tour is planned to be both enjoyable and useful for take-home information. There will be a barbecue along the route during the first day of the tour.

Register today. Visit: or contact: Christina Lesyk, Clarkson University Events Coordinator at 315-268-6425 or .

Maple Tour Schedule:

Arrival registration: 2-8 p.m.

Trade show: 3:30-8 p.m.

Social hour: 6-8 p.m.

Saturday, July 15

Evening banquet: 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 16

Bus departure (5 sites): 8 a.m.

Clarkson University, located in Potsdam, New York, is a private, nationally ranked university with a reputation for developing innovative leaders in engineering, business, the sciences, health sciences and the humanities. At Clarkson, 3,000 high-ability students excel in an environment where learning is not only positive, friendly and supportive but spans the boundaries of traditional disciplines and knowledge. Faculty achieves international recognition for their research and scholarship and connects students to their leadership potential in the marketplace through dynamic, real-world problem solving.

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

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