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Saratoga Winter Festival deemed a success

He said he was pleased with the turnout at the Saratoga Winter Festival, a first-time fundraising event for the club. He hopes that the two organizations can work together again in the future to establish the Round Lake Preserve and continue land protection throughout he county, he said.

"It's a marriage between an organization that protects open space and people who like to get together and enjoy those spaces. We will definitely do more events in the future," Lippman said.

The timing of the preserve couldn't have come at a better time for Round Lake as talks continue over micro-processor manufacturer Advanced Micro Devices coming to the area to construct a new plant and the necessary infrastructure to service it. Additionally, the preserve lands have been eyed for development in the past, said Lippman.

The area is key to sustaining the local ecosystem, not only of the lake but also of the Anthony Kill watershed.

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