‘International Teams Putting Green Projects to Work’ Feb. 14 at library

SARANAC LAKE – Tom Boothe will present “International Teams Putting Green Projects to Work” at noon Feb. 14 in the Cantwell Community Room at the Saranac Lake Free Library.

Boothe was a career naval officer, retired as a captain after 30 years, during which he and his wife Betty moved 15 times and lived all over the world. He was a Civil Engineer Corps officer, taking care of bases, doing construction, environmental work, and facilities contracting in places like Iceland, Norway, Maine, California, and Washington D.C.. Taking advantage of the phrase “bloom where you’re planted,” he and Betty did a lot of traveling, and learned to love the areas they were stationed.

When Boothe was 2 years old, his parents took him on a two-week canoe trip through the Adirondacks. It must have taken root deep in his psyche because in 2001 he bought a cabin in Paul Smiths, and a year after retiring from the Navy, he and his wife moved to Saranac Lake. He is frequently seen biking and outside enjoying life in the North Country.

He will speak about a recent trip to Nepal and Kenya to help international students become better stewards of the planet and peace builders.

Attendees are encouraged to bring soup or sandwich and enjoy a dessert and beverage provided by the Refreshment Committee. The program is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 518-891-4190.