Assemblywoman Russell Secures Funding for 4-H Camp Wabasso

October 7, 2009

Receiving the ceremonial check from left to right are Michael Kinnie – camp manager, Kevin Jordan – Board President, Assemblywoman Russell and Dr. Richard Halpin – executive director.

For over 50 years 4H Camp Wabasso has been giving our North Country kids summer time memories to last a lifetime. Whether it is swimming, volleyball, nature trails, campfires or just making friends Camp Wabasso is important to the fabric of our region. Camp Wabasso is owned and operated by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County.

This past budget session District 118th Assemblywoman Addie J. Russell secured a $25,000 member item for necessary improvement to Camp Wabasso’s wastewater treatment facility.

Assemblywoman Russell said, “I’m pleased that I am able to participate in guaranteeing the future of an institution that has done so much good for so many people. 4 H Camp Wabasso on Millsite Lake is a fixture here and will be for the foreseeable future.”

The Executive Director of Cornell Cooperative Extension, Dr. Richard Halpin said, “Assemblywoman Russell's financial support of 4-H Camp Wabasso is critical for replacement of our wastewater treatment system, without which we would not be able to operate.”