Special Episode: Ken Deedy

Ken Deedy was one of the North Country’s most passionate environmental advocates. He spent 50 years as a seasonal resident on Grindstone Island, located along the St. Lawrence River. He was also the founder of the Thousand Islands Land Trust (TILT) based in Clayton, which protects water and natural resources along the St. Lawrence River region. Ken was a lifelong supporter of many River-area organizations.

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