Local woman takes environmental passion to pipeline protest

Laura Salamendra, who is a couple weeks shy of her 33rd birthday, is never bothered by those who described her as a “tree hugger.”

That’s because being an activist and helping to try to make the world a better place has become her proud passion. Born in Penn Yan and now living in Geneva, Laura has quite a few years of waitress jobs under her belt. It serves to finance the travel that is needed to be on the “front lines.”

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