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Groups plan restoration and management of 2 Adirondack fire towers

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KEESEVILLE, New York — Volunteer groups are planning to start restoration this year on two Adirondack fire towers that the state has approved for preservation.

The Plattsburgh Press-Republican (http://bit.ly/1xqcWO8 ) reports that Adirondack Architectural Heritage has partnered with the Friends of Hurricane Mountain and the Friends of St. Regis Mountain Fire Tower for the project.

Last November, the Department of Environmental Conservation issued a final Unit Management Plan to recognize the historic significance of the towers and allow for their restoration.

Adirondack Architectural Heritage Executive Director Steven Engelhart says hundreds of people around the region are now involved in the preservation and use of fire towers. Dozens of towers and observer cabins have been restored.

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